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Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant donates food to Grayson County Shelter

April 1, 2020

Choctaw Casinos gives back

DURANT, Okla. (April 1, 2020) – Dozens of eggs, hundreds of pounds of assorted cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables were donated to the Grayson County Shelter by Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant this week.

The perishable food was distributed to the Grayson County Shelter to help more than 250 families in the local community.

“The homeless population in Grayson County is a real issue and it’s great to see our community come together during a time like this,” states Sheila Penn, Executive Director, Grayson County Shelter. “Our shelter heavily relies on donation items and we’re grateful to Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant and its donation.”

Food was given to the Grayson County shelter, then distributed to Refuge for Hope and Feed My Sheep, charities that regularly support the counties disadvantaged and homeless population.

“We are happy to donate to the deserving women and men who are undergoing unprecedented circumstances,” states Randy Crawford, Executive Director of Food and Beverage. “After the decision was made to temporarily suspend our operations, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant was glad to be able to donate to those who need it the most and not let the food go to waste.”

To learn more about Choctaw Casinos commitment to the community during the coronavirus pandemic, visit Choctawcasinos.com

 

About Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant 

Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, in southeastern Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant is a three-level convention/entertainment venue which offers more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and seating for more than 3,000 people. The resort’s amenities include the Oasis Pool – featuring four tropical pools with private cabanas – as well as the region’s premier entertainment complex, The District, where visitors can enjoy Tailgater’s Lounge, 20 bowling lanes, a 40-game arcade, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. The casino offers more than 4,100 slot machines, 60 table games, and a private poker lounge featuring 30 poker tables. In the spring of 2021, a major expansion effort will add the Sky Tower: 19 stories high featuring 1,000 new luxury hotel rooms, along with 3,400 additional slot machines and 34 tables in the new poker room, along with 40 table games, two new restaurants and movie theaters, and a three-acre swimming pool – making Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant one of the largest gaming resorts in the world. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.

 

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Kristina Humenesky

Choctaw Casino & Resort

(580) 380-5967, khumenesky@choctawnation.com

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