Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Donates $100,000
SUNLAND PARK, NM—AUGUST 9, 2019—Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is donating $100,000 to be distributed between the El Paso Community Foundation’s El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund.
The gift is intended to support the many victims of the mass shooting which recently shook the US-Mexico border region which includes the city of El Paso as well as the surrounding counties in southern New Mexico. Sunland Park, New Mexico borders the city of El Paso, Texas.
"As a part of the greater El Paso area, we feel very connected to this close-knit community," said Ethan Linder, director of marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. "Many of our employees and most of our visitors live in El Paso, so we’ve all really been impacted by this terrible tragedy. That’s why we didn’t think twice about making this donation that will go to help our friends and neighbors."
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is also encouraging others to donate as well. “If you’re able, we invite everyone to make a donation, no matter the amount, every little bit helps,” said Linder. “This is a time for everyone in our area to come together and support one another.”
Linder added that in the coming days and weeks, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino will be announcing plans for a benefit event to help raise additional funds to assist those affected by the shooting which took place in El Paso on Saturday, August 3.
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ABOUT SUNLAND PARK RACETRACK & CASINO: The Park is the premier gaming destination in New Mexico as well as the El Paso, Texas metropolitan area. It is known for its events and live entertainment, as well as a state-of-the-art horse track, sensational casino floor, incredible restaurants, new hotel, and superior customer service. More info is available at: sunland-park.com.