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Kansas Star Casino gives $143,020 to Exploration Place

28 June 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- On Tuesday, 26 June, Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center presented Exploration Place, Kansas’ premier science center, with a grant of $143,020. This will be the sixth consecutive year that Kansas Star Casino has funded the grant. The donation will help support Exploration Place’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs, which serves eight school districts in Sumner County.

Exploration Place provides in-depth STEM programs to 44 classrooms in 11 elementary schools. The grant approves 28 weeks of integrated, hands-on STEM lessons for 22 third grade classes and 22 fourth grade classes, which serves approximately 850 students. The grant also provides for planning and training for school representatives and content topic newsletters for teachers to utilize in planning.

The donation is part of Kansas Star Casino’s commitment to the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund. Contributing $1.5 million annually, Kansas Star Casino has donated a total of $9 million to date in support of the Fund’s objectives. The Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund provides monetary donations toward educational expenses for teachers and students, college scholarships for high school seniors in Sumner County and Mulvane school districts, and contributes grant funding toward STEM educational needs in the local area. The Fund seeks to support education and students, benefit local businesses, attract new families to the area and spur economic development, all benefiting Sumner County.

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