A short shout-out to Hollywood Hotel, Casino and Raceway in Bangor for their Tito’s for Tata’s promotion in October.
As you know, October is annually Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So many women and families have suffered the pain and loss that breast cancer can bring.
Sarah Robinson was a remarkable human being… her laugh, smile, and sense of humor, coupled with her love for people, generosity and strength made her incredibly unique. Born a twin in Greenville, Maine, she moved to the town of Dexter at the age of three with her family. Sarah’s battle with breast cancer gave birth to the idea to build a cancer hospitality house to serve the biggest, most rural part of Maine. Sarah met with the people she knew through Rotary and her work in the community, and the process of creating the future Sarah’s House began. Sarah Lunette Robinson, 26, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, but her legacy continues at Sarah’s House.
This month, Hollywood Bangor is doing it’s part. Find their Tito’s for Tata’s box on the gaming floor at Hollywood Bangor and make a contribution to Sarah’s House of Maine all month long in October. For more info visit: Sarahshouseofmaine.org.TITO stands for Ticket-In, Ticket-Out. It refers those ticket vouchers that years ago replaced actual cash & coins.
According to Thomas Moore of the Las Vegas Sun, “Gamblers left more than $35 million on casino floors in the past five years, money the state of Nevada was happy to come along and pick up. The cash came in the form of slot and video machine tickets that players either lost, forgot about or simply didn’t bother to turn in.”
In other words, whatever casino it may be, all those TITO tickets not cashed in is more revenue for the casino in unclaimed money.
We all have then hanging around – $.13 here, $.27 there – some in your purse or wallet, others on the floor of your car. Just think what good those pennies could do for needy causes – Harvey in Houston, Maria in Puerto Rico, for example. How about helping out the Red Cross, research for Cancer, Gehrig’s Disease, MS, ….. and the list goes on.
I CHALLENGE CASINOS AND CASINO INDUSTRY GIANTS TO PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS. FOLLOW THIS MODEL IN BANGOR, MAINE AND MAKE SOME GOOD HAPPEN BY PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF THOSE TITO TICKETS (especially less than a $1) TOWARDS LOCAL NEEDS. SO MUCH IS SAID BY THESE GAMBLING PROPERTIES ON HOW MUCH THEY CARE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES – WELL, PROVE IT.
TITO’S FOR__________________________ JUST FILL IN THE BLANK.
Congratulations, Hollywood Bangor. A small attempt to help is well appreciated and will go along way to helping Sarah’s House.