Rivers Casino spruces up YMCA


Rivers employees paint vacant rooms at the YMCA. (Photo courtesy Rivers Casino)

About 30 employees from Rivers Casino put quite a few hours in to do some good in the Northside community this month.

Rivers employees, ranging from hourly workers to Rivers’ General Manager Craig Clark, spent seven hours sprucing up the Allegheny YMCA Facility on North Avenue in the Central Northside at the end of March.

“Thanks to the support of Rivers Casino and other corporate contributors, we’re able to meet the changing needs of our community,” said Bill Pricener, executive director of the Allegheny YMCA.

Rivers employees spent the day repainting vacant resident rooms, hallways, bathrooms and the kitchen facility at the YMCA.

“It really made all the difference,” said Rivers’ spokeswoman Emily Watts, who noted how significant the transformation was for those in attendance.

Halfway through their project, the casino also served a lunch prepared by Rivers’ food and beverage team to the 50 of the 100 residents of the YMCA that included a YMCA logo cake prepared by the casino’s pastry chef, Adam Tharpe.

“What better way to support the people and needs of our community than assisting the YMCA that’s right around the block,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Our team members really get into the philanthropic spirit and enjoy making a difference for others.”

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