FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 24, 2022

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

Maverick Cares Welcomes Students & Families for Back-To-School Event

Event hosted by 11 Maverick Gaming locations and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is made possible by partnerships with local school districts and non-profits to support kids in need

Back-To-School Pack giveaway will include school supplies, snacks, and tickets to local activities. Maverick Cares plans to give away 4,000 school backpacks filled with donations.

School Supplies: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, composition and spiral notebooks, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, highlighters, markers, and water bottles. Food: Chunk light tuna, variety of chips, sweet and salty snack packs, chewy bars, chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, Snyder’s Pretzels, Mott’s Fruit Snacks, Fruit by the Foot, and Yakult nonfat probiotic drinks

WHEN: Wednesday August 31, 3PM-7PM

WHERE: Participating Maverick Gaming locations (addresses listed below), Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON – In celebration of the coming school year and to support students in need, Maverick Cares is hosting its annual “Back-To-School” event to provide packs to kids with both supplies for school, snacks and tickets for fun local activities. Since its founding in 2019, employee-led Maverick Cares has hosted quarterly charitable events at Maverick Gaming properties statewide and engaged in local community partnerships in support of local families.

Families can sign up in advance to reserve packs to pick up at a Maverick location online.

“When it’s time to get ready for school, it’s important to focus first on the basics and help kids have the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder, Eric Persson. “I’m proud of the community of partnership that Maverick Cares helps support in all of the communities where we operate and I’m thankful for the donations we receive to share with kids as they get ready to return to school.”

Maverick Cares is an employee-led project of the team at Maverick Gaming to build a community of partnership everywhere Maverick Gaming operates. In 2021, Maverick Cares distributed holiday meal kits in December, Thanksgiving meal kits to families in need in November, 8,000 backpacks filled with school supplies in August and meal kits and educational field trip vouchers for local K-12 students in March. Most recently, Maverick Cares distributed summer pack giveaways on June 28 for its annual “School’s Out” event. Maverick Care’s upcoming Back-To-School event is made possible by partnerships with FabiCash, Genesis Gaming, Sonoma, Strategy9, TabPlus, Galaxy Gaming, Harts Services, Yakult USA, Strawberry Lane, Cougar Mountain Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo, Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, Pump It Up, Sykart Racing, The Jungle Gym, Waterland Arcade, Museum of Flight, Blue Mountain Theatre, Yakima Family Fun Center, Go Bowl Pasco, Aria Beauty, Small Threads, and The Young Guy Podcast.

Ticket giveaways for local experiences will depend on the pick-up location and include: zoo tickets, arcade vouchers, museum tickets, movie passes, racing tickets, and jumping passes.

Maverick Cares also thanks the local elected leaders who are volunteering their time to help hand out donations: State Representative Springer, Councilmembers Toby Nixon, Carmen Rivera, Kate Kruller, Thomas McLeod, Jake Simpson, and Patricia Byers.

“As a proud resident of SeaTac, I know that our great community cannot thrive without diverse partnerships among workers, businesses, non-profits, and schools when it comes to supporting kids getting ready for class to start,” said SeaTac Mayor Jake Simpson. “I thank Maverick Cares for helping contribute to our local spirit of community partnership and hope that our local families take advantage of this back-to-school event for their kids.”

The event is from 3pm to 7pm on August 31 and is taking place at the following locations:

1. The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce 330 112th Ave NE #100, Bellevue, WA 98004

2. Great American Casino – Everett, 12715 Ave. W., Everett, 98204

3. Silver Dollar Casino – Mill Creek, 17917 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, 98012

4. Crazy Moose – Mountlake Terrace, 22003 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, 98043

5. Caribbean – Kirkland, 12526 NE 144th St., Kirkland, 98034

6. Great American – Tukwila, 14040 Interurban Ave. S, Tukwila, 98168

7. Silver Dollar – SeaTac, 19222 International Blvd., SeaTac, 98188

8. Roman Casino – Seattle/Skyway, 11829 Renton Ave. S., Seattle, 98178

9. Silver Dollar Casino – Renton, 3100 E. Valley Rd., Renton, 98055

10. Great American Casino – Lakewood, 10117 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood, 98499

11. Caribbean Casino – Yakima, 1901 Boggess Lane, Yakima, 98901

12. Crazy Moose Casino – Pasco, 510 S. 20th St., Pasco, 99301

 

About Maverick Cares

Maverick Cares is a ‘good neighbor’ program of Maverick Gaming that is managed by its team members. The 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 and business leaders where it operates. For more information, please visit Maverick Cares.

 

Interested in becoming a partner for future events? Feel free to reach out to Jessica.Hostetler@maverickgaming.com for more information.

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