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Sky Ute Casino raises $11K to fight cancer

2 November 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Thanks to the generosity of Sky Ute Casino Resort guests and team members, the Sky Ute "Share Your Spare Change" campaign raised an astounding $11,892.40 to help fight cancer and help those families in need in the region. These funds were raised from 1-25 October for the benefit of two local charities. Representatives from the local Cancer Coalition of South West Colorado and the Cancer Resource Center were on hand to receive the donation.

The Casino floor was awash in pink, complete with pink lighting and d├ęcor, during the October Share your Spare Change and Fight 4 a Cure campaigns. Team members added to the lively pink atmosphere by wearing their Sky Ute Casino Think Pink t-shirts, generating even more excitement and enthusiasm for the cause. For this campaign, unredeemed or donated slot tickets and cash were deposited in specially marked collections bins throughout the property. Those tickets and dollars, combined with the coins that had been tossed into the casino's fountain and donations from team members, added up to the over-the-the top total.

Casino General Manager Krista Red-Garcia was so pleased to announce the final donation amount of $11,892.40.

She said, "We are so grateful for our generous guests and team members for their support, donations and encouragement in this campaign to fight cancer, to help those most afflicted and who are in need. Cancer has touched so many lives, whether in our own families or with our friends. It is so gratifying to see first-hand the commitment of our Sky Ute guests and team members to take our Think Pink campaign as high as it did. Now we really have set the bar high for next year!"

The Share Your Spare Change campaign is part of a greater community effort by Sky Ute to contribute to those in need. Just last month, Sky Ute team members rallied together during Labor Day Weekend to send truckloads of donations to Texas in order to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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