Vernon Downs Casino Donates To Hurricane Sandy Relief
Vernon Downs Casino and Tioga Downs Casino have combined to donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York. According to the Tioga Downs website Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural made the announcement after several fund raising activities were held at the two facilities.
Between Sunday, November 11 and Sunday, November 18, patrons who donated $5 Sunday through Thursday, and those who donated $10 on Friday and Saturday, received a free buffet in Tioga Downs’ County Fair Buffet. Patrons were also encouraged to donate additional funds above $5 and $10, with the total amount generously matched by Jeff Gural. Through these means, as well as with donations from employees, Tioga Downs donated $31,000 and Vernon Downs amassed a total of $28,000. These amounts, with the help of Jeff Gural’s matching and personal donations, met the combined donation goal of $200,000.
Another example of the upstate community helping our neighbors to the south.