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Ameristar Charity Event Raises Over $1 Million

12 September 2006

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The second annual Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic, hosted by Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City and held Sept. 12 at Staley Farms Golf Club, raised $1,110,000 to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project, the world's largest and most comprehensive research facility dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis.

The golf tournament was presented by Ameristar Casinos and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, and was sponsored by more than one hundred Ameristar vendors and business associates from across the country. Title sponsors were International Game Technology, Hensel Phelps Construction Company and Walton Construction.

Ameristar created the annual tournament to provide its key vendors and business associates with an opportunity to make a significant contribution toward spinal cord injury research.

"Over the years, we have been fortunate to have many friends stand up for those who can't. We appreciate the tremendous support and generosity of Ameristar Casinos, their vendors, and Craig H. Neilsen," said Marc Buoniconti. "The Buoniconti Fund is delighted to be the beneficiary of this second annual tournament."

"On behalf of all of the tournament sponsors, I am very pleased to make this donation to the Buoniconti Fund and the cutting-edge research it supports at The Miami Project," said Craig H. Neilsen, Ameristar Chairman and CEO. "Their work is achieving very promising results in finding a cure for paralysis and in improving the quality of life for those living with a spinal cord injury."

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