Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Donates $50,000 to Five Local Charities in Celebration

Each Philadelphia-based non-profit received $10,000 to further their mission

PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2021) – In celebration of its grand opening, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has donated $50,000 to five Philadelphia-area non-profit organizations. Rob Norton, President of Cordish Gaming Group and Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson had the honor of presenting checks for $10,000 each to Philabundance, The Garces Foundation, Young Chances Foundation, Thomas and Woods Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in support of their missions.

Prior to its official opening, Live! Philadelphia held two test days for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board with all money earned during those test days donated to these five local non-profit organizations. Each organization serves a critical role in the Philadelphia community:

  • Philabundance: The Philadelphia area’s largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance seeks to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.
  • The Garces Foundation: Founded by James Beard Award winning chef Jose Garces, The Garces Foundation is committed to helping South Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community get access to healthcare and educational services.
  • Young Chances Foundation: The organization’s vision is to change the images neighborhood kids experience by providing positive opportunities in the community.
  • Thomas and Woods Foundation: Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of youth in Philadelphia by providing quality services and programs to support athletics and development.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia: Serving the city’s youth since 1887, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for thousands of Philadelphia youth each year.

“We are honored we could share the excitement of our opening day by highlighting these five deserving organizations and the incredible work they’re doing in the Philadelphia community,” said Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President, Cordish Gaming Group. “This is just the beginning. Being a charitable, active community member is a key component of our company culture, so we look forward to expanding our relationship with more community organizations in the future.”

“Thank you to Live Casino and Hotel Philadelphia and The Cordish Companies for being a good corporate citizen and giving donations to five non-profit organizations in Philadelphia,” Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (Second District) said. “All five organizations provide important services in Philadelphia and the main offices for Philabundance, Young Chances Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia are in my Second Council District, the same district that is proud to call the new casino home.”


About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia marks the beginning of a new era in South Philadelphia, transforming the Stadium District into a nationally unrivaled one-stop destination to enjoy the fast-paced action of four major professional sports teams, memorable entertainment, premier dining, well-appointed hotel accommodations and world-class gaming. Conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the facility features more than 200 luxury hotel rooms, a FanDuel® Sportsbook, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, 150 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room, plus new dining and entertainment options. The property will also offer more than 15,000-square-feet of meeting space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is developed, owned and managed by Stadium Casino RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. For reservations, call 1-833-472-5483 or visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinophl


About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910, and encompass four generations of privately held, family ownership. During the past 10 decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in commercial real estate; entertainment districts; sports-anchored developments; gaming; hotels; residential properties; restaurants; international development; coworking spaces; and private equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming more than 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.


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