Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Gives Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa $5,000 Donation

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Gives Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa $5,000 Donation

Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa President Tom Campbell receives a $5,000 surprise donation from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at the volunteer organization’s “A License to Change” event. The check is presented by Jon Davidson, senior director of hospitality services at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, and event host, Cindy Morrison.

Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Oklahomans in need and some of the most effective volunteer organizations in northeastern Oklahoma will receive additional funding and resources with the help of a $5,000 sponsorship provided by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Representatives with Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa, which provides support to more than 900 volunteer organizations in northeastern Oklahoma, was surprised by the donation during a fundraising event.

The $5,000 donation was given as part of the casino’s ongoing “Anything Can Happen” promotion.

“This group not only supports volunteerism in the greater Tulsa area, but it also reaches out to many volunteer organizations throughout northeastern Oklahoma. We are happy to help them support our local volunteers and organizations,” said David Stewart, of Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which operates Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa is a nonprofit organization based out of Tulsa that works with organizations across northeastern Oklahoma to promote volunteerism and connect people with opportunities to serve.

“This special grant will help Volunteer Central fulfill our mission to promote, build, connect and mobilize volunteerism in our communities,” said Brenda Michael-Haggard, executive director of Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa. “It is through our volunteers that we know anything can happen.”

Since the beginning of June, the “Anything Can Happen” promotion has allowed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and Cherokee Casinos to support community volunteerism with more than $87,000 in donations to other local nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations such as the Oklahoma Officer Down Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, Tulsa Zoo Friends, the Oklahoma Firefighters’ Burn Camp, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rogers County, the Resonance Center for Women, the OK-TF1 Canine Search Team, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Roland Police Department.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment operates seven casinos located in Tulsa, West Siloam Springs, Tahlequah, Fort Gibson, Roland, Sallisaw and Claremore, and employs more than 3,400 people in northeastern Oklahoma.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located on Interstate 44 at exit 240A, Tulsa, Okla. For more information, visitwww.Hardrockcasinotulsa.com.

Updated 08-24-2009

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