For Immediate Release
Friday, August 5, 2016

Reno, Nev. – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) has made a $25,000 donation to the Coalition to Save Our Schools. As one of the largest employers in Washoe County, GSR provides thousands of jobs to parents with kids attending Washoe County School District (WCSD) schools. Supporting education is a priority that the ownership and management team at GSR takes seriously.

GSR is proud to be the first gaming property to make a financial contribution to this important cause. As a community leader, GSR has made the well-being of its employee’s families a priority. Ensuring that local schools are taken care of not only benefits GSR team members, but also the community as a whole.

“As the son of a principal and the husband of a current Title I school principal, I have seen first-hand the deteriorating condition of our schools,” said Kent Vaughan, senior vice president of hotel operations for GSR. “Our schools are bursting at the seams. If we don’t do something now, our schools will continue to be neglected, and our kids’ lives will be disrupted by double sessions. As an employer, that isn’t something I can sit by and let happen.”

Soon after WCSD students return to school next week, GSR will host an ice cream social at Libby Booth Elementary to welcome students, teachers and parents back. The social will take place over the course of two nights on Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25, as families come in for back-to-school orientation. Libby Booth is a Title I school serving primarily low-income students in Reno.

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