SugarHouse Casino of Philadelphia has presented its annual $1 million contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District during the Penn Treaty SSD Community Service Awards on October 1. Since 2009 latest donation SugarHouse’s total contributions to Penn Treaty comes in $7.7m, which has been used to benefit residents of Olde Richmond, Fishtown, South Kensington and Northern Liberties.
The Penn Treaty SSD uses the casino funds to sponsor community activities and make physical improvements to parks and other infrastructure as well as to provide financial assistance to deserving local groups.
Rob Long, general manager of SugarHouse Casino said:
“As a proud community partner, SugarHouse is honored to continue working with the Penn Treaty SSD. The organization has been instrumental in improving our surrounding communities, and we’re honored to contribute to its mission.”
Rick Angeli, Board Chairman of Penn Treaty SSD said:
“We’re honored to recognize these leaders and organizations in the community, who have spent countless hours making our neighborhoods a better place to live. We’d also like to thank SugarHouse Casino for its ongoing support and commitment.”
At the presentation ceremony, Penn Treaty SSD honoured three individuals and the Kensington Soccer Club for their outstanding service benefiting the neighbourhoods surrounding the casino. Recognised were Matt Ruben, president of Northern Liberties Neighbours Association, Bea Rider, Green Streets coordinator of Olde Richmond Civic Association and Pat Cain, who was honoured posthumously as founder of We Care Soccer Camp.
The Kensington Soccer Club provides year-round programs to a growing number of children from 51 different high schools across the city.
The club works with various grassroots and community groups, while also promoting its gender equality policy to ensure young women have equal opportunities throughout each level of the program.
Each award recipient was lauded for countless hours volunteered with their respective organisation, and received a City of Philadelphia citation from Mayor Jim Kenney.