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Ameristar Casino Donates to Rehab Center

8 March 2005

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – As reported by the Mississippi Business Journal: "Ameristar Casino Vicksburg general manager Ray Neilsen recently joined with the company's employees to donate more than $114,000 to Methodist Rehabilitation Center. The money will be used to help fund the Jackson hospital's patient care fund, sports programs for the physically challenged and its research program.

"Employees at Ameristar Vicksburg donated $21,479.44 to the Jackson hospital through the Ameristar Cares Workplace Giving Campaign. Their contribution was matched dollar-for-dollar by both the company and by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, bringing the joint donation to $64,438.32.

"The foundation, created by its namesake, Ameristar's chairman and CEO, Craig H. Neilsen, added to that total by donating an additional $50,000 that is earmarked to help fund ongoing spinal cord injury research at Methodist…"

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