Boyd Gaming Announces ‘Wreaths of Hope’ Winners; $60,500 Prize Pool Awarded to 35 Local Non-profit Organizations

Boyd Gaming today awarded a prize pool of $60,500 to 35 Southern Nevada charities that participated in the Company’s sixth annual holiday competition, Wreaths of Hope, during a virtual award ceremony.

Boyd Gaming Announces ‘Wreaths of Hope’ Winners; $60,500 Prize Pool Awarded to 35 Local Non-profit Organizations
Aliante Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater LV

Winners were selected based on more than 88,000 customer votes cast from Nov. 23 through Dec. 16, both online and at seven participating Boyd Gaming properties: Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Cannery and the California.

Orleans Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
Orleans Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation

To allow for safe social distancing by participants, Boyd Gaming temporarily changed this annual event – voted Las Vegas’ “Best Charity Event” in the 2020 Best of Las Vegas awards – from “Trees of Hope” to “Wreaths of Hope.”

Cannery Disabled American Veterans
Cannery Disabled American Veterans

Boyd Gaming also increased all cash prizes by a minimum of $500 to provide local non-profit organizations with additional assistance during these challenging times. The cash prize amounts included a first-place prize of $3,000, a second-place prize of $2,000, a third-place prize of $1,500, and a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $1,000 for all participants.

Orleans Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
Orleans Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation

In the spirit of the season of giving, Boyd Gaming awarded a surprise cash prize of $500 to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, which received the most votes out of all the participants in the 2020 competition. An additional $500 surprise cash prize was also awarded to the Boy Scouts of America, which received the most social media votes out of all the participants this year.

The results for the 2020 Wreaths of Hope competition are as follows:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
USO Nevada
Honorary Mentions: Chefs for Kids, FIRST Nevada

The Orleans Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
HELP of Southern Nevada
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: HopeLink of Southern Nevada, Leaders in Training

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation 
American Red Cross
Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Habitat for Humanity

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

SafeNest 
Opportunity Village 
St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation
Honorary Mentions: Boy Scouts of America, Communities in Schools

Cannery Casino Hotel

Disabled American Veterans
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation 
Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Project 150

California Hotel and Casino 

Children’s Heart Foundation 
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club
The Shade Tree
Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall 

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children 
Speedway Children’s Charities 
Nevada HAND
Honorary Mentions: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas 

Since reopening, all Boyd Gaming destinations have practiced “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of its team members and guests. For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean

To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility.