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Gila River Resorts & Casinos seek donation applications for Arizona nonprofits

A promotional photograph of Vee Quiva, a part of the Gila River Resorts & Casinos family. (Photo courtesy of Gila River Resorts & Casinos)

Applications are available online until June 30

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva, are accepting applications from nonprofits across the grand canyon state for its self-excluded jackpot fund until June 30.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

All Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations focused on education and children’s welfare are eligible for consideration to receive self-excluded jackpot funds. The selected applicants will be notified in September and honored during a special Gila River Cares event in October, according to a press release.

“We are privileged to further support Gila River Cares mission of giving back through the self-excluded jackpots,” said Kenneth Manuel CEO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos, in a prepared statement. “The funds help smaller yet influential organizations thrive and we look forward to discovering and supporting new nonprofits each year.”

Last year, more than $84,000 was distributed across three nonprofits benefiting Arizonans including one•n•ten, ICAN | Afterschool Programs | Youth Development | Chandler (, and The Tommy Two Shoes Literacy Project for Children, the release states.

Self-excluded jackpot funds are accumulated when a gaming winner is ineligible to receive their winnings on table games, slot machines or bingo. This money is distributed to help further support Gila River Cares mission of giving back to locals in need.

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