ALTON – For the second year in a row, Argosy Casino Alton spent part of May and June raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in conjunction with its annual Race for the Cure in St. Louis.
To kick off the fund-raising efforts in May, Argosy Casino employees participated in Penny Wars. Departments were teamed up into four groups that competed against one another by attempting to collect the most pennies while sabotaging the other teams with silver coins, ones, fives and even $10 bills. The team with the most pennies collected was treated to a free lunch and a jeans day of their choice.
“Every morning when I walked in and saw the teams’ buckets filling up, I was so proud of our employees and their generous spirits,” said Scott Saunders, vice president and general manager of Argosy Casino Alton. “Our company believes in community engagement and we are glad to have found creative, fun ways for our employees to donate again this year to Susan G. Komen.”
In addition to the Penny Wars, employees from all departments were brought together to form a committee that worked to create a team name and design for the T-shirt that would be worn in the race by participants from Argosy Casino. Argosy employees and guests could purchase the T-shirt with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen. More than 190 shirts were sold prior to the race. Argosy Casino also paid the entrance donation for any employee who wanted to participate on their Race for the Cure team, The Argosy Crusaders. Argosy Casino also offered guests the opportunity to purchase a pink cup with a logo from either of their bars, with the proceeds going to the charity.
Argosy Casino will donate $2,235 from their activities this year to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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