FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 24, 2021

CONTACT: Catherine Lewis, Maverick Gaming, (253) 355-4099, catherine.lewis@maverickgaming.com 

MAVERICK CARES HELPING KIDS “GET BACK TO SCHOOL,” DISTRIBUTES 8,000 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

School supplies packages include: backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, a reusable lunch box, crayons and envelopes with discounts and goodies from local businesses

Maverick Cares applauds the more than 30 local organizations, businesses and leaders for partnering to help students in need

WASHINGTON – For its second major event of 2021, today Maverick Cares will be supplying 8,000 school supplies packages to K-12 students to help them prepare for the coming school year. These packages include: backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, a reusable lunch box, and envelopes with discounts and goodies from local businesses.

To learn more about previous Maverick Cares community events, you may access media coverage and details on its website.

“Amongst all the uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic, we are resolute in partnering with local businesses and organizations to do all we can to support students in need this coming school year,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder Eric Persson. “No kid should have to worry about having the basics for their school day. We hope that even with the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, that these packages will help families keep their kids prepared for their education by our state’s great teachers. On behalf of our team at Maverick Cares, I thank all of the local businesses, community organizations and elected leaders for making this event possible.”

All Maverick Cares events are held in accordance with public health requirements to uphold safety during the pandemic. Members of the media are welcome to attend the event.

The packages are available on a first come first served basis at participating at Maverick Gaming locations across the state from 3 PM to 7 PM today. To learn more about previous Maverick Cares community events, you may access media coverage and details on its website.

Maverick Cares is honored to partner on this event with local community leaders and businesses such as 5 Star Property Management, Academy Mortgage, Acosta – Tree Top – Sysco, Affinity Group, AGS, Better Properties Real Estate, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Black Bear Diner, Bomond, Brewing Savage, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Chipotle, Darigold WA, David Leung, Emerald City Pizza, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fabi, Famous Daves BBQ (Tukwila), Genesis, Habitat for Humanity – Snohomish County, Jersey Mikes Sub, Ken’s Dressing, Lakewold Gardens, Manic Meatballs, Masque, Menchies, National Nordic Museum, Northwest Trek, Orange Twist, Rain Gutter Pros, S.A. Piazza & Associates, Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Cantina, SciGames, SDM PM, Seahawks Practice Facility, Seattle Youth Hockey Association, SHJ Electric Co., Sonoma, Strategy 9, SunFoods, SuperCuts, Swire Coca-Cola, TabPlus, TLB, Waypoint Broker, Wild Mikes Ultimate Pizza and others. To learn more about how Maverick Gaming works together with the community to protect public health and safety during the pandemic, please visit Maverick Gaming’s information page on its response to COVID-19.

Maverick Gaming locations helping support the event include: Royal Casino (Everett), Crazy Moose Casino (Mountlake Terrace), Silver Dollar Casino (Bothell/Mill Creek), Caribbean Casino (Kirkland), Great American Casino (Lakewood), Roman Casino (Renton), Great American Casino (Tukwila), Silver Dollar Casino (Renton), Silver Dollar Casino (SeaTac), Wizards Casino (Burien), Crazy Moose Casino (Pasco), Caribbean Casino (Yakima), Coyote Bob’s Casino (Kennewick).

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. Maverick Cares previous event in 2021 provided 16,000 meal kits and field trip vouchers in March for K-12 students. Learn more online.

Maverick Gaming currently employs more than 2,000 team members in Washington State and intends to invest $500 million in licensed card rooms and planned entertainment developments across the state.

At the core of Maverick Gaming’s Responsible Gambling approach is its ‘self-exclusion’ policy, which gives self-identified problem gamblers opportunity to avoid risking their wallets and their well-being. Washington passed a law requiring the State Gambling Commission to finalize a self-exclusion system this year, but Maverick Gaming implemented centralized self-exclusion statewide long before it was required, restricting access to problem gamblers in all its card rooms.

About Maverick Cares

Maverick Cares is a ‘good neighbor’ program of Maverick Gaming that is managed by its team members. Maverick cares about team members, families in the community, and supporting our local businesses. The charitable program is a hallmark of Maverick Gaming’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, and the value of supporting the contributions that each of its teammates can give to their community. Maverick Cares is made possible by partnerships with local community leaders where it operates. For more information, please visit Maverick Cares.

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