Spring Break Lunch Event, Maverick Cares



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 

WASHINGTON – For its first major event of 2021, today Maverick Cares is supplying 16,000 K-12 students with meal kits 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.

Maverick Cares is partnering with KRKO and Hubbard Broadcast to help engage local businesses and organizations.

Participating families will be able to show their vouchers to Maverick Cares volunteers on-site and pick up their meal prep kit today from 3 PM to 7PM in the parking lots of designated locations listed below. To learn more about previous Maverick Cares community events, you may access media coverage and details on its website.

“The challenges of food insecurity have been made even more acute during the pandemic, especially when school is not in session,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder Eric Persson. “For many students, school meals might be the only chance they get to eat. That’s why I’m proud our team is focusing our first event of 2021 to both help kids in need and also boost community engagement with other organizations and businesses. We all hope that 2021 will be safer, healthier, and more fun than 2020. It’s our goal that this event makes that hope a little more real for kids and families in Washington.”

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, Black Bear Diner, Bomond, Brewing Savage, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Darigold WA, David Leung, Emerald City Pizza, 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), 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).

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. 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.

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