Rivers Casino gives $1m check to Penn Treaty SSD

October 23, 2023
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The annual donation funds will be used to help local neighborhoods and nonprofits.

Rivers Casino recently donated $1m to the Penn Treaty Special Services District (SSD). The casino has annually donated to the SSD, which issues grants to aid local community nonprofits.

This year’s check will go toward helping the neighborhood surrounding Rivers Casino in Fishtown. The funds will aid local nonprofits in “having more funding for capital improvements and expanded programming.”

Rivers Casino said in a statement, Through grants the SSD makes to community organizations, the casino funds are used to benefit residents of Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Olde Richmond and South Kensington.

"Recipient organizations sponsor neighborhood festivals and community gatherings; make physical improvements to parks, playgrounds, gardens and other infrastructure; and operate arts, sports, education and recreation programs.”

The Penn Treaty SSD has been awarding grants to local nonprofits for the past 14 years. During that time, the organization has given $10m to its local community through 737 grants awarded to 182 nonprofits.

Penn Treaty Special Services District Board Chairman Rick Angeli commented, “We take great pride in acknowledging the remarkable leaders and community organizations that have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

“We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Rivers Casino for its steadfast support and unwavering commitment. Without Rivers’ annual contribution to the SSD, none of the work we do for our communities would be possible.”

Rivers Casino General Manager Eric Althaus said the company is pleased to continue partnering with the SSD to improve the quality of life for its surrounding neighborhoods.

He said, “As a dedicated community partner, Rivers Casino takes great pride in its ongoing collaboration with the Penn Treaty SSD.

“This organization has played a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of our neighboring communities, and we’re privileged to support its mission.”

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