Catawba Two Kings Casino Raises $10,000 for Youth Education Organization

Catawba $10K Share Change donation
L-R: Kings Mountain Mayor Rob Wagman; Maurice L. Tate, President of Kings Mountain Elite; Catawba Nation Chief Brian Harris; Jennifer Elberson, Director of Marketing at the casino; Catawba Nation Assistant Chief Patricia Leach; Tracey Gaughan, Director of Operations at the casino; and Kathy George, President, Catawba Nation Gaming Authority.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – The Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change program raised $10,000 from October through December for KM Elite Club, a local organization that provides youth ages five to 15 with educational and recreational programs to enhance their mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

The Share Change program enables casino patrons to donate the remaining change on slot vouchers by dropping them in the ticket boxes located on the casino floor. With this donation, the program has provided $100,000 to organizations in local communities since it began in July 2021.

Catawba Nation and Catawba Two Kings Casino officials surprised KM Elite with the donation at the Kings Mountain City Council meeting, which KM Elite Club representatives were attending to receive the 2024 Kings Mountain Community Spirit Award.

“Catawba Two Kings Casino patrons continue to support the Share Change program so that we can support worthy organizations like KM Elite Club,” said Kathy George, President of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “The work this organization is doing for youth in the community is making a difference in many young lives.”

Founded in 2008, KM Elite Club exists to bridge the community gaps for all youth by establishing partnerships with educators, behavioral specialists, counselors, recreational directors, church leaders and relevant community/civic organizations. Its programs challenge and empower children to learn positive character traits.