LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL PHILADELPHIA AND PHILABUNDANCE RECOGNIZED BY PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL WITH 2023 FACES OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD
Live! Marks 2nd Anniversary Milestone with Announcement of Transformative Investment into the Families and Young People of Philadelphia for Generations to Come
PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2023) – Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2023 Faces of Philanthropy for making a difference in the Greater Philadelphia region through its unique and impactful partnership with local nonprofit and South Philadelphia neighbor Philabundance.
Over the past several years, Live! and Philabundance have developed a unique, symbiotic relationship that allows each organization to assist the other with an annual holiday initiative. Live! jump starts the holiday season by donating time and turkeys to Philabundance ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Each year, Live! purchases hundreds of turkeys and spends a day in volunteer service at the food bank, sorting donations collected during WMMR’s Camp Out for Hunger, which overall garners Philabundance more than 2 million pounds of food. Live! also donates money and canned goods to Camp Out which directly benefits Philabundance.
In turn, Philabundance, supports an annual turkey giveaway at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia by offering their freezer truck to transport the turkeys and stays on site during the event to ensure the perishables stay frozen. The partnership allows both entities to provide turkeys to more than 300 families in the South Philadelphia community each year and raise thousands of dollars to support Philabundance’s mission to relieve hunger today and end hunger for good.
“When we first came to Philadelphia, we not only committed to providing a world-class entertainment destination, but to being an integral part of the community in which our team members and guests live and work,” said Joe Billhimer, Chief Operating & Development Officer at Cordish Gaming Group. “At Live!, community is at the heart of everything that we do and giving back is part of our DNA. Philabundance is our neighbor in South Philadelphia, and I’m so proud of the work that our team has done in partnership with this amazing organization. We hope that our support – in some way – has helped to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need who have come to look forward to a donated holiday meal. We truly value the relationship that we have fostered with Philabundance and look forward to continuing this holiday tradition for many years to come.”
“We truly value our partnership with Live! and appreciate the tremendous support that they’ve provided to Philabundance, and those facing hunger across our region over the years,” said Charles Wright, Chief Development Officer at Philabundance. “We can always count on the Live! team to come up with creative, engaging and meaningful ways to support our organization and help us spread our mission of helping to relieve hunger today and end hunger for good.”
To date, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has donated more than $82,000 in cash and in-kind value towards Philabundance’s mission, providing hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals for more than 500,000 people across the region who face hunger.
About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Voted Best Overall Gaming Resort and Best Overall Dining in Pennsylvania by Casino Player Magazine, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has transformed the South Philadelphia 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 that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a FanDuel® Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, and 134 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room. New dining and entertainment options include the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; the 10th Street Market, a unique food hall featuring Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Guy’s Burger Joint; Philadelphia-favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Bros. Bakery and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen; Morty’s Deli and Luckie’s Liquor. A spirited nightlife scene at Center Bar and R Bar rounds out the Live! experience. The property offers more than 15,500-square-feet of customizable meeting and event space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia was developed and remains 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 Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com. 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 ten 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. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 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 www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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