Gateway Casinos & Entertainment joins Children's Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of sick kids
September 11, 2018
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited ("Gateway") is proud and excited to support Children's Wish Foundation (Foundation) as a new, national partner and Heroes Challenge sponsor in three provinces.
Gateway and its over 9,000 employees will lend their philanthropic support to the Foundation in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario this summer through the organization's annual Heroes Challenge fundraiser event. Through GatewayGIVES, the company's charitable and community engagement program, Gateway employees and management will form multiple teams to participate in the event, taking place in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto on September 28, 2018.
This marks the beginning of a promising relationship with the organizations. Children's Wish Foundation is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity, granting wishes to children aged three to 17 diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. Children's Wish has been operating in Canada for over 30 years and has granted over 25,000 wishes across the country.
"A national partnership with Children's Wish speaks directly to what we strive to do in our communities through our GatewayGIVES program. We want to make a positive difference not just with this event but every day in the communities where we operate. I am extremely proud of all our team members who are working to grant wishes for sick children across Canada. In the spirit of granting as many wishes as possible for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I have issued a friendly challenge - the Gateway team that raises the most funds will win a CEO-hosted team dinner," says Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos.
"The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is excited to be partnering with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited. Children's Wish recently granted its 25,000th wish – a significant milestone for a 100 per cent Canadian charity. Forging a new and meaningful national partnership with Gateway Casinos at this time is crucial. Their strong support and engagement at a national level helps position us to grant the next 25,000 heartfelt wishes to children across Canada who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness," says Chris Kotsopoulos, CEO of Children's Wish.