Mountain High owner donates to relief fund

Dec 6, 2005 2:38 AM

Ameristar Casinos, which recently purchased the Mountain High Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, through its private foundation of its Chairman and CEO, Craig H. Neilsen, is contributing more than $250,000 toward Hurricane Katrina relief.

In addition, the company will accept staff contributions for hurricane relief through its Workplace Giving Campaign, which it will match dollar for dollar.

For starters, Ameristar will contribute immediately a donation of $250,000 to the American Gaming Association’s "Gaming Industry Katrina Relief Fund."

The AGA’s fund is raising industry dollars to provide disaster relief and assistance to affected gaming industry employees in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The company’s annual "Ameristar Cares Workplace Giving Campaign," which began in mid-September, will include a hurricane relief organization as one of its designated charities.

In addition, the company will match all employee contributions dollar-for-dollar. Last year, Ameristar’s Workplace Giving Campaign raised more than $1.5 million for charitable organizations.