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Ameristar Makes Record Donation

25 January 2006

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The nonprofit Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City later this week will be presented with the single largest corporate donation in its 60-year history — $237,500.

"The money was raised through employee giving and corporate donations at Ameristar Kansas City Casino and Hotel — and tripled in a matching gift by Ameristar Casinos Inc. chairman and chief executive Craig H. Neilsen.

"…Last year the casino donated $205,000 through a similar matching gift by Neilsen and the company's Ameristar Cares Workplace Giving Campaign.

"Institute spokeswoman Dana Chatlin said most of the grant would go toward therapy expenses for the institute's 600 to 1,000 children and adult patients a year with strokes and other debilitating spinal cord and brain injuries…"

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