A number of non-profit organizations have received a generous donation from Black Oak Casino. The Casino has given away $11,740 to 10 area non-profits in this year’s annual Community Grab for Cash. Each November, Black Oak Casino kicks-off the holiday season by inviting local charities and non-profits to participate in the event, where a representative from each selected organization has the opportunity to get in the Casino’s cash cube and grab as much of the whirling $5,000 as they can in 30 seconds.
This is the eighth year the casino has done this event, bringing the eight-year total to almost $110,000 in donations to non-profits. Participating in the Grab for Cash this year were:
- Calaveras Seniors Center
- Angels Camp Centennial Rotary Club
- 49er Little League
- Mother Lode Black Heritage Foundation
- T.C. Community Christmas Eve Dinner
- Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
- Boy Scout Troop 500
- The Little Women’s Club
- Give Every Child a Chance
- Groveland Area Involved Neighbors (GAINS)
"We really appreciate the generous donation from Black Oak Casino, which will help us fund a number of our services and provide more activities for local residents," said Heidi Harding, of the Calaveras Senior Center. "The money will help with keeping the doors open for our lunch program, and we’re now looking into adding computer and exercise classes as well."
"We feel it’s important to give back to the community we serve, particularly in this tough economic time when so many organizations are facing cutbacks and fundraising is difficult," said Ron Patel, general manager of Black Oak Casino. "Every year, we like to give different organizations a chance to participate in this fun event, and we’ve had a wide variety of local non-profits that have benefited from this grab for cash."