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Legends Casino donates $28,000 to county programs



YAKAMA CARES: Lynn Mains accepts a $3,000 donation on behalf of the Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum from Legends Casino, Financial Trainer, Aaron Whitefoot.

Each year, Legends Casino celebrates its anniversary and the kick-off of summer with a grant distribution to local nonprofit organizations. On Wednesday, June 1, the Yakama Cares program presented close to 200 local non-profits more than $430,000, while the Community Impact Fund gifts its $464,307 to law enforcement, fire and health care needs of the community; $28,000 went to Klickitat County programs.

The committee for the Charitable Contribution fund received hundreds of applications to evaluate for the 2016 distribution. The applications undergo multiple rounds of cuts before the final selection. The committee bases part of their selection on the areas of need identified in the commu...

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