Leaders from The Public Education Foundation and Station Casinos convened at Whitney Elementary School for a check presentation and School Supplies Delivery
leaders from Station Casinos hosted a check presentation ceremony at Whitney Elementary School to benefit the Public Education Foundation. The company announced a $120,000 donation for its 22-year-long “Smart Start” education program which benefits 11 partner schools throughout Clark County.
Additionally, Station Casinos leaders distributed gift bags filled with school supplies to all students at Whitney Elementary School and brought sweet treats and a custom three-tiered cake for teachers and staff from the Red Rock Bake Shop.
“We are proud to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with the Public Education Foundation and provide our local schools with the supplies they need,” said Bob Finch, COO of Station Casinos. “Our properties do an amazing job contributing to our partner schools year after year, providing support that the students, teachers and staff need to ensure they have the best school year possible.”
Leading up to the start of the school year, team members from all of Station Casinos’ properties delivered thousands of back-to-school items including backpacks, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, Kleenex, hand sanitizer and much more.
Teachers from Laura Dearing Elementary School were treated to a beautiful luncheon hosted by the team at Boulder Station.
“Station Casinos has been one of our premier partners over the years, and it’s a pleasure to continue to work with them to help our schools,” said Kristen Searer, President of the Public Education Foundation. “Providing students, teachers and staff the support they need is our main objective and donations like the one we received today will help further the quality of education in our local communities.”
Since 2000, Station Casinos has been proud of its Smart Start school partnership initiative with the Clark County School District (CCSD) administered by the Public Education Foundation to support high-need elementary schools with financial and volunteer support to help improve education and provide classroom resources.
Station Casinos’ properties are paired up with an elementary school and offer year-round support, such as volunteering in classrooms, mentoring students, hosting special events and donating needed resources such as backpacks and school supplies for the students.
Schools may also utilize funding to purchase technology supplies, books and periodicals, instructional supplies, and student incentives.
About Station Casinos
Station Casinos is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Station Casinos’ properties, which are located throughout the Las Vegas valley, are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering.
Station Casinos owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Boulder, Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel, Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Valley View, Wildfire Anthem and Wildfire Lake Mead and owns a 50% interest in Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, Wildfire Casino & Lanes and The Greens.
The company recently announced plans to build Durango, a Station Casinos Resort set to open in fall of 2023.
About the Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation (PEF) unites the community to inspire support for our public schools. In partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD), PEF helps guide effective investments in education to meet the critical needs of our students, families, and educators. For more information about PEF, please visit thepef.org. Follow us on Facebook @ThePublicEducationFoundation and Twitter @ThePEFtoday.