WASHINGTON – In partnership with local community leaders, Maverick Cares, a ‘good neighbor’ program of Maverick Gaming that is managed by its team members, is providing 4,000 free Thanksgiving meals for up to 16,000 people. The pre-packaged meals will be distributed using vouchers issued in advance and will include such items as: Turkey Breast, Carver Ham, Cornish Game Hens, Mashed Potatoes, Canned Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Gravy Packets, Isierno’s Sausage Rolls and Cranberry Sauce. Participating families will be able to show their vouchers to Maverick Cares volunteers on-site and pick up their Thanksgiving meal today from 3 PM to 7PM in the parking lots of designated locations listed below.
“Every community is richer when we can come together to help bring relief to those in need, especially during the holidays,” said Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg. “As we all strive to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, having local partners like Maverick Cares in Tukwila helps make the holidays a little brighter during incredibly challenging times. Their partnership with 35 local organizations across the state is evidence that they are a committed member of our communities. I thank the team at Maverick Gaming for their contributions to our local community and look forward to future collaborations that continue to strengthen the great city of Tukwila.”
“We are proud in Burien of our diversity, economic perseverance and creativity,” said Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta. “The novel coronavirus pandemic shows the need – now more than ever – for dedicated community partners like Maverick Cares to help those most in need. I applaud all the 35 local organizations that are partnering with Maverick Cares this Thanksgiving and Maverick Gaming team members to help make today’s Thanksgiving meal giveaway both safe and possible.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of the communities in which we operate and we are committed to helping families who may need a little support to take a break and celebrate the holidays,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder Eric Persson. “I applaud our community partners for helping make this event possible and look forward to giving thanks this November as we work together to continue to support our community and protect jobs and opportunity during the pandemic.”
Maverick Cares is proud to partner with local community leaders such as Edmonds Food Bank, Imagine Housing, Kennewick Police Department, The Genesis Project Seattle, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington Kids in Transition, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Swire Coca-Cola, Kennewick School District, Isernio’s Sausage Company, Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin, City of Renton, City of Tukwila, Waypoint, Tyson Chicken, El Centro de la Raza and 20 additional organizations to make this family holiday giveaway possible. In accordance with public health allowances, Maverick Gaming currently operates 17 of its 19 locations where customers can play cards or grab a drink and enjoy a bite to eat. To learn more about how Maverick Gaming is partnering with the community to protect public health and safety, please visit Maverick Gaming’s information page on its response to COVID-19.
Maverick Gaming locations helping support the event include: Crazy Moose Casino, Red Dragon, Silver Dollar Casino in Bothell, Roman Casino, Silver Dollar Casino in Renton, Great American Tukwila, Macau Southcenter, Silver Dollar Casino in SeaTac, Great American Lakewood, Macau Casino Lakewood, Wizards Casino in Burien, Coyote Bob’s Roadhouse Casino in Kennewick, Crazy Moose Casino in Pasco, Casino Caribbean in Yakima, Club Hollywood, Casino Caribbean in Kirkland, Royal Casino, Great American Casino in Everett.
Maverick Cares is the philanthropic arm of Maverick Gaming, a gaming company established recently 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 included an employee-driven donation to Toys for Tots during the 2019 holiday season and a July 4th Giveaway earlier in 2020. Learn more online.
Maverick Gaming operates card rooms in Washington located from Kirkland to Tukwila to Lakewood to Kennewick as well as the Wendover Nugget, Red Garter Hotel, Red Lion Casino and Gold Country Casino in Nevada, as well as three properties in Colorado. 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 has passed a law requiring the State Gambling Commission to finalize a self-exclusion system by 2021, but Maverick Gaming has already implemented centralized self-exclusion statewide, 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, our community and our environment. 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.