Ameristar Kansas City Partners with Veterans Community Project for “Help Our Heroes” Events

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City partnered with the Veteran Community Project to “Help Our Heroes” in November.

“The Veterans Community Project is all about community partnership,” said Sean Anderson, senior case manager for the Veterans Community Project. “Reminding veterans, through our work and that of our partners, that the community cares about them and wants them to succeed is central to our impact.

As part of Ameristar’s support, Ameristar team members will participate in several outreach events that will directly help veterans in the community throughout the month.

Throughout November, Ameristar Kansas City team members can donate soups and canned chili to veterans. The Ameristar Kansas City leadership team will match the donations, can for can.

On Thursday, November 11, members of the Ameristar Kansas City team will serve a Thanksgiving-themed meal at the Veteran’s Community Project. The meal will include herbed turkey breast and orange-glazed ham as appetizer options, a salad and a variety of sides to choose from, including Yukon mashed potatoes, corn butter, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, butter rolls and traditional cornbread dressing. Dessert options include pumpkin pie, cherry pie, apple pie, and sugar-free chocolate pie.

Singing for the Soldiers will take place on Saturday, November 13 at the Star Pavilion in Ameristar Kansas City. The event will feature Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee on their Urban Cowboys Ride Again Tour. Ameristar will donate 300 tickets for this event to Veterans Community Project for Vets to benefit from the concert.

On November 18, Ameristar team members will participate in the Tiny Homes Service Project at Veterans Community Project Village, a community of tiny homes that provide transitional housing for homeless veterans. Team members will be working on several service projects at VCP Village, including painting the interior of the newly expanded multipurpose space.

Finally, Ameristar Kansas City guests will also have the opportunity to participate in outreach efforts. Throughout the month, donation boxes will be set up in the casino where customers can donate their TITO tickets. All ticket proceeds will go to the Veterans Community Project.

“The entire Ameristar Kansas City team takes great pride in supporting our veterans, who have given so much to us and our country,” said Keith W. Henson, senior vice president and general manager of Ameristar Kansas City.

To learn more about the Veterans Community Project, visit the Veterans Community Project website.

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