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Boyd Gaming's 2023 "Wreaths and Trees of Hope" Results Have Been Tallied!


Boyd Gaming wrapped up its 16th annual decorating competition, “Wreaths and Trees of Hope,” with more than $200,000 in total funds being awarded to non-profit organizations across the nation.


The 2023 holiday competition saw more participants than ever, with 186 organizations decorating wreaths and trees in the spirit of their mission. Customers were asked to vote for their favorite charities online or in-person to determine results.


Since its debut at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in 2007, the Company has expanded the competition to 26 Boyd Gaming properties nationwide. This year, the Company welcomed numerous charities competing for the first time. Over the last 16 years, Boyd Gaming has awarded nearly $1.5 million to non-profit organizations across the country.


The national prize pool awarded in 2023 represents the largest prize pool in the history of the competition. The results of the 2023 competition are as follows:



Par-A-Dice Casino

1. Pet Pack Rescue Initiative

2. Heats for Change IL, LTD

3. Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Central Illinois



Belterra Casino Resort

1. Broads on Boards

2. HOPPS, Inc.


Honorary Mention: Moms Needing Moms


Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

1. Special Olympics LaPorte County

2. Save the Dunes Conservation Fund

3. Nest Community Shelter

Honorary Mentions: LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity and The Social and Learning Institute



Diamond Jo Casino

1. Two by Two Character Development

2. Dubuque Trees Forever

3. Special Olympics of Iowa
        Honorary Mention: Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless

Diamond Jo Worth

1. Patriots for Pets

2. Five Sisters Project

3. 43 North Iowa

                Honorary Mention: Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless



Kansas Star Casino

1. Beauties and Beasts

2. Passageways

3. Wellington Humane Society



Amelia Belle Casino

1.St. Mary Outreach/United Way

2. Roots & Ribbons Foundation


Delta Downs Racetrack Hotel & Casino

1. Orange County Special Angels Rodeo

2. St. Nicholas Center for Children

3. Autism Services of SWLA


Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

1. Opelousas Lions Club

2. Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Clinic

3. Creator's Canvas Cancer Research Foundation

Honorary Mentions: Veterans Point Louisiana and Hospice Promise Foundation


Sam’s Town Shreveport

1. Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

2. Saved By Grace

3. Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana


Treasure Chest Casino

1. Metro Center for Community Advocacy

2. Dawn Busters Kiwanis

3. Animal Rescue New Orleans Inc.



IP Casino Resort Spa

1. Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence

2. Back Bay Mission

3. Humane Society of South Mississippi

                Honorary Mentions: From Our Hearts to Yours and Woodside Wildlife Rescue


Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall Tunica

1. Tunica Humane Society

2. Mississippi Project Package

3. House of Grace



Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

1. Bags of Fun

2. Wayside Waifs

3. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center


Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles

1. Five Acres Animal Shelter

2. St. Charles City-County Library Foundation

3. Action for Autism

                Honorary Mention: BCI


Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

1. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada

2. Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada

3. Project Marilyn

Honorary Mentions: Hearts Alive Village and Capability Health & Human Services


The Orleans Hotel and Casino

1. Pawtastic Friends

2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

3. Williams-Marshall Cares Leadership Program

Honorary Mentions: Communities In Schools of Nevada and The LGBTQIA+ Center


Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

1. Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

2. A Home 4 Spot

3. United Way of Southern Nevada

Honorary Mentions: The Just One Project and Las Vegas Okinawan Club


Suncoast Hotel and Casino

1. A Path 4 Paws

2. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

3. Chefs for Kids

Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and Hope Means Nevada


Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

1. Las Vegas Breast Cancer Warriors

2. PAWsitive Difference


Honorary Mentions: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Nevada and The Public Education Foundation


Cannery Casino Hotel

1. Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

2. American Red Cross of Southern Nevada

3. Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada

Honorary Mentions: The Ability Center of Southern Nevada and CORE, Powered by The Rogers Foundation


Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel

1. Heaven Can Wait Animal Society

2. 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

3. Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Honorary Mentions: Positively Arts and GiGi’s Playhouse


Jokers Wild Casino

1. East Valley Family Services

2. Las Vegas Avicultural Society (Las Vegas Bird Club)

3. Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN)


Belterra Park

1. League for Animal Welfare

2. Ken Anderson Alliance

3. DAV (Disabled American Veterans)


Valley Forge Casino Resort

1. Laurel House

2. YWCA- Tri County Area

3. Orion Communities


Sky River Casino

1. Native Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run
2. Elk Grove Food Bank
3. Paws For A Purpose 


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