ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. today announced the winners of its second charitable social media contest awarding a share of $50,000 to five local nonprofit organizations.
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Southern Heritage Air Foundation - $25,000 – Tallulah, Louisiana
Family and Youth Opportunities Division - $15,000 – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Fayette Community Service Organization - $5,000 – Fayette, Mississippi
Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center - $2,500 – Guttenberg, Iowa
Walking In The Sun Rescue - $2,500 – Collinston, Louisiana
"With over 69,000 votes cast in Community Aces Challenge and over 200 applications to participate, our second charitable social media contest has proven to be a wonderful way to give back to the communities where we operate," said Virginia McDowell, Isle's president and chief executive officer.
"The 123 participating nonprofit organizations registered in January and coordinated their own individual voting campaigns which ended on April 1," said McDowell. "This year the winners offered a wide variety of missions – from getting fit in rural Mississippi to enhancing creativity of young people in Iowa. Our first place winner is dedicated to educating people about the history and impact of aviation and our second place winner is refurbishing an old school to become a community center."
Community Aces Challenge is a social media based contest designed for nonprofit projects which improve the quality of life in the communities where Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. operates. All grants were awarded by Isle's Community Aces Fund administered by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation.
Official rules are available at www.communityaceschallenge.com
About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of the 14 casino properties that it owns or operates, primarily under the Isle and Lady Luck brands. The Company currently operates gaming and entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. More information is available at the Company's website, www.islecorp.com.
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