Community of Partnership
For Maverick Cares and its community partners, it is always a season of giving, sharing and gratitude.
Since 2019, we have worked together year-round to supply thousands of meals, Back-to-School supplies, and access to local experiences for students and families. Maverick Cares is an employee-led project of the team at Maverick Gaming – named for CEO Eric Persson’s son, Maverick.
During the holiday season, Maverick Cares and its community partners distribute vouchers for meals to thousands of families as well as additional offerings from other local businesses and organizations who step up to support their neighbors. The focus on families is steadfast in the late spring when kids break from school for the summer months and again in the fall when they head back to class. In the fall, community partners collaborate with Maverick Cares on supplies and vouchers for experiences geared at learning outside of the classroom.
Maverick Cares is made possible by partnerships with local community leaders and organizations and is focused on supporting people and families, a community effort made even more critical during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This August 31, 11 Maverick Gaming Locations and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce welcome students, families, community and business leaders as we help kids get ready to return to class.
Who can register for a back-to-school pack?
Maverick Cares strives to support kids and families in need, recognizing that stocking up for school can be especially difficult for families. We partner with local non-profits and school districts to help identify who can benefit most and help us connect with them on the day of an event.
What is in a back-to-school pack?
Each backpack will include plenty of school supplies, snacks, and tickets to a local activity.* (e.g. zoo, mini golf, skating laser tag, etc.)
*The activities will be different for each location based on what is most accessible.
When is the event?
The event will take place on August 31, 2022, from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm.
Where are the twelve locations where pick-ups are being held?
- Great American Casino – Everett, 12715 Ave. W., Everett, 98204
- Silver Dollar Casino – Millcreek, 17917 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, 98012
- Crazy Moose – 510 S 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
- Caribbean – Kirkland, 12526 NE 144th St., Kirkland, 98034
- Great American – Tukwila, 14040 Interurban Ave. S, Tukwila, 98168
- Silver Dollar – SeaTac, 19222 International Blvd., SeaTac, 98188
- Roman Casino – Seattle/Skyway, 11829 Renton Ave. S., Seattle, 98178
- Silver Dollar Casino – Renton , 3100 E. Valley Rd., Renton, 98055
- Great American Casino – Lakewood, 10117 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood, 98499
- Caribbean Casino – Yakima , 1901 Boggess Lane, Yakima, 98901
- Crazy Moose Casino – Pasco , 510 S. 20th St., Pasco, 99301
- Bellevue Chamber of Commerce – 330 112th Ave. NE, Bellevue
How do I register?
- Click this link OR use this QR code:
- Locate the preferred location on the list
- Select the number of tickets (1 or 2) and click ‘Add to cart’
- At the top of the page click the ‘Check Out’ button and choose one of these:
- Get your tickets sent to an email address. With this option your email will receive a QR code that you can show at the location on your phone or print it out.
- Pick them up at Will Call. If you choose this option, your name will be provided to the location, and you tell them your name the day of the event
- Enter your name and email address
- Select ‘Get Tickets’
Still have questions? Contact Vicki Christophersen at email@example.com
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
August 31: Back to School
October 15: An auction benefiting Maverick Cares Community programs will be heald at the Great American Tukwila. This evening dinner event will features live entertainment and live and silent auction items ranging from tickets to professional sports events to signed rock and roll paraphernalia and gift certificates to local restaurants.
November 22: Harvest Holiday
December 20: Season of Giving
Maverick Cares on NBC
MAVERICK CARES HELPING KIDS “GET BACK TO SCHOOL,” DISTRIBUTES 8,000 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES
August 24, 2021
Back To School
Bring your “Back To School” voucher to a participating Maverick Gaming location* between from 3pm – 7pm on Tuesday, August 24th to pick up your Maverick Cares School Supplies Package!
Packages are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
*Participating Maverick Washington locations: Caribbean Casino Kirkland, Caribbean Casino Yakima, Coyote Bob’s Casino, Crazy Moose Casino Pasco, Great American Casino Lakewood, Great American Casino Tukwila, Roman Casino, Royal Casino, Silver Dollar Casino Everett, Silver Dollar Casino Renton, Silver Dollar Casino SeaTac, Wizards Casino.
March 30, 2021, Washington
Maverick Cares To Provide 16,000 Meal Kits for K-12 Students & Educational Field Trip Vouchers
In its mission to mitigate food insecurity, Maverick Cares to prioritize helping students who rely on school lunches during Spring Break, while also providing admissions tickets to educational enrichment opportunities lost or missed during pandemic
On March 30, Maverick Cares kicks off 2021 employee-led giving program with an emphasis on helping students in need
For its first major event of 2021, on March 30, Maverick Cares will be supplying 16,000 meal kits for K-12 students to prepare lunches for the week of Spring Break. Many students and families experience food insecurity, a challenge especially acute during the pandemic and when school is not in session. With the support of about 100 local businesses and organizations, the event will also provide students with admissions tickets to local education activities to help make up for the loss of school field trips in 2020.
WHEN: Tuesday March 30, 3PM – 7PM for distribution of items. Vouchers will have been previously distributed to qualifying families.
WHERE: Maverick Gaming locations helping support the event include: Royal Casino (Everett), Crazy Moose Casino (Mountlake Terrace), Silver Dollar Casino (Bothell/Mill Creek), Club Hollywood (Shoreline), Caribbean Casino (Kirkland), Roman Casino (Seattle), Great American Casino (Tukwila), Silver Dollar Casino (Renton), Silver Dollar Casino (SeaTac), Wizards Casino (Burien), Macau Casino (Lakewood), Crazy Moose Casino (Pasco), Caribbean Casino (Yakima), Coyote Bob’s Casino (Kennewick).
WHO: Maverick Cares is the philanthropic arm of Maverick Gaming, a gaming company established by Hoquiam native, Eric Persson. Maverick Cares is managed by its team members and reflects the values and priorities of the communities where the Maverick team lives, works and plays. Local community partners are working with each respective Maverick Gaming location. Additional charitable efforts by Maverick Cares since its inception in 2019 include an employee-driven donation to Toys for Tots during the 2019 holiday season and over 61,000 free meals for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and the December holidays in 2020.
December 2020, Washington
Maverick Cares Donates 4,000 Holiday Meal Care Packages to Families in Need in Our Communities
December 2020, Nevada
Shop with a Cop Charity
At the Wendover Nugget in West Wendover, Nevada, Maverick Cares has partnered again with the local police department to support their annual Shop With a Cop charity fundraiser. The Shop With a Cop charity was established 27 years ago and supports underprivileged children during the holidays in the Elko, Eureka, and Lander county regions.
December 2020, Nevada
Maverick Gaming Donates Food to the Local JAS Foundation in Wendover
Maverick Gaming partnered with the JAS Foundation in West Wendover, Nevada, to ensure that families in need are able to enjoy a warm meal this holiday season.
November 2020, Washington
Maverick Cares Provides Free Thanksgiving Meals for 4,000 Families and 16,000 People
July 2020, Washington
Maverick Cares Sponsors Free July 4th Giveaway for 4,000 Families
In accordance with COVID-19 public health guidelines, participating Maverick Gaming locations distributed free July 4th care packages: hot dogs, buns, juice boxes, watermelon, Fla-Vor-Ice, potato and macaroni salad, and age-appropriate toys for kids.
December 2019, Washington
19 Maverick Gaming properties team up with more than 30 local charities to share holiday meals with more than 4,000 families