The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino announce $21m local community grants

Community leaders and politicians alike celebrated the amount granted from the firm stowards local projects.

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The details of the $21m Local Share Account (LSA) set up by The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino have been announced by the respective institutions.

The LSA will be used to distribute grants to non-profit organisations and municipalities across Westmoreland Country.

So far, these grants have been used on projects such as bridge reconstruction, road resurfacing, playground and park improvements, stormwater upgrades and equipment for local emergency services.

Kim Ward, PA State Senator, said: "Today's event signifies the importance of casinos and their far-reaching tax benefits and overall economic impact.

"Live! Casino has been a genuine community partner and I appreciate their continued commitment and contributions to Westmoreland County and its residents."

Individual grant amounts range from $2,850 up to $1m, depending on the project required by the organisation, with a total of 77 projects being funded so far.

Joe Weinberg, The Cordish Companies Managing Partner (and CEO of Gaming), said: "Nothing makes The Cordish Companies prouder than playing an important role in supporting and enhancing the communities in our area.

"We appreciate our team members, the elected officials and local organizations for their leadership and commitment to building a stronger Westmoreland County through our continued partnership."

Alongside this, Live! Casino also operates a Giveback Box scheme, which as generated $243,000 in charity donations since it the facility opened in late 2020.

Sean Sullivan, Live! Casino General Manager, said: "Making a positive impact on our entire community has always been a priority for Live! Casino.

"While today's celebration of these grants is a significant investment, we also remain committed to the community by supporting local families with employment opportunities and to local charities through volunteering and donations."

Earlier this year, The Cordish Companies submitted plans for a Live! Casino & Hotel resort in Louisiana.

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