WORLEY, Idaho (Jan. 26, 2021) – Coeur d’Alene Casino, in partnership with 93.7 The Mountain, pledged to donate $20,000 to individuals and non-profit organizations as part of the annual Winter Blessing event that happens each December. Recognizing the great need in light of the pandemic, Coeur d’Alene Casino increased the donation to $30,000, awarding 20 area non-profit organizations $1,000 each instead of 10.
“Like so many other events and celebrations that were affected last year, we made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person performance portion of Winter Blessing but committed to continuing our Coeur Connections mission by keeping the charity component. We recognize that so many in our community are struggling and so we doubled our donation to local charities in order to help twice as many organizations that applied for the Winter Blessing Charity Giveaway,” said Yvette Matt, Director of Marketing at Coeur d‘Alene Casino.
“Giving is a part of our culture and represents our Coeur Values. We’ve long used the slogan, ‘Winning is Just the Beginning’ at the Coeur d’Alene Casino, but the slogan reflects much more than gambling. It reflects a deeply cultural commitment to share our own wealth, making winners of deserving individuals and charitable causes throughout the region.”
The following local charities each received $1,000:
- American Indian Community Center
- East Lake Child Care Center
- Free Rein Therapeutic Riding
- Furry Farm Rescue
- Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council
- HALO Medical Services
- Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary
- Joya Child & Family Development
- Malden Long Term Recovery
- Neighbors N Need
- Northwest Autism Center
- Project Beauty Share
- Project ID
- Sally’s House
- Santa’s Workshop
- Second Chance Ranch
- Spokane Tribal Network
- Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA)
- Village of Hope
- West Central Community Center
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About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering more than 1,300 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit www.cdacasino.com.