Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino employees with Adrianna Erickson, program coordinator at Girls on the Run –Maricopa County & Pinal County, Keith McGlaughlin, president of United Way of Pinal County and Mannie Bowler, executive director of United Way of Pinal County. Submitted photo

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino donated $1,000 to the United Way of Pinal County, $1,000 to Girls on the Run – Maricopa County and Pinal County and $1,000 to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation from a portion of the proceeds raised from the 5K Poker Run, held in April.

“We are so grateful to Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino for their generous support,” said Meagan Kukowski, executive director for Girls on the Run – Maricopa County and Pinal County. “This donation will enable us to educate and empower more girls in need, teaching them to be the authors of their own stories and inspiring them to activate their limitless potential.”

The 5K Poker Run was organized by Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and included a 5K run, poolside poker promotion and a pool party with live entertainment, free food and drinks.

“The leadership in these nonprofit organizations are doing wonderful work in the community and all of the Harrah’s employees couldn’t be happier to be involved,” said Michael Kintner, director of marketing and operations for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. “Being able to donate to these nonprofit organizations was the ideal way for us to get involved with the local community and support worthy causes.”

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