Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg is providing an opportunity for the community to help raise money in support of cancer research and Lawrenceburg resident and college freshman basketball player Lauren Hill Saturday, Nov. 1.
In acknowledgment of Lauren’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis and her resulting wish to play in one college basketball game slated to take place on Nov. 2, Hollywood will host opportunities for guests to extend their support and donations the day prior:
On Saturday, Nov. 1, a basketball hoop will be set up in the third floor casino pavilion where guests of any age can take two shots for a $5 donation.
For every shot that’s made, an additional $5 will be donated by Hollywood Casino. Gray bracelets with “Never Give Up #PlayFor22” will be provided to those who donate.
“Lauren’s story has had a tremendous impact on this community and beyond,” said Hollywood Casino General Manager Scott Saunders. “She’s an inspiration to all of us, and it’s appropriate for us to extend additional ways to support her and this important cause.”
In addition to the guest offerings, Hollywood Casino employees will have the opportunity to participate in a supportive “Go Gray Day,” by wearing jeans and a gray or pink shirt to work in lieu of standard uniforms for a $5 donation.
Donations will be split between The Cure Starts Now Foundation and the Fifth Third “Lauren’s Fight for Cure, Inc.” fund. Hollywood Casino will provide a minimum donation of $5,000 in addition to the money raised with help from the community.
Individuals are also encouraged to find more information and donate directly to The Cure Starts Now Foundation’s Lauren Hill Tribute Fund: http://bit.ly/1s3qJpv.