WAYLAND, MI – Gun Lake Casino (GLC) guests and team members have contributed hundreds of new toys to Toys for Tots, collectively valued at $47,920. These gifts will be distributed to children in need across Allegan, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties.
“Annually, Gun Lake Casino proudly joins forces with the Marine Corps Lakeshore Toys for Tots in an enduring commitment to ensure that less fortunate children receive holiday gifts,” said Sal Semola, GLC CEO. “This ongoing partnership reflects GLC’s dedication to spreading joy and making a positive impact to the surrounding communities. The collaborative effort between GLC and the Marine Corps Lakeshore Toys for Tots is a testament to the community-focused values upheld by both organizations.”
131 Sportsbar and Lounge hosted a fundraising drive event that drew over 300 people. Families attending who donated a toy received a professional photo with Santa, pancake breakfast, complimentary sugar cookies and warm beverages at the hot cocoa bar. For every toy donated, guests received a dollar-for-dollar return value in the form of free slot play, up to $100.
“The Lakeshore Toys For Tots organization would like to like to thank the Gun Lake Casino and the Gun Lake Tribe for their generosity this holiday season,” said Larry Klunder. “With their support, the Toys For Tots organization will be able to help hundreds of children in the area around the casino to receive several toys this holiday season. It is our mission to make sure that no child goes without a toy this holiday season. The Gun Lake Casino is a huge part of our success. Their commitment to helping us grows every year. We are truly blessed to have Gun Lake Casino partner with us to make a huge difference in the community again this year.”
Monetary donations in support of next year’s Toys for Tots campaign are also being accepted at GLC throughout the month of December.