Caesars Windsor Shines Gold as Community Events Sponsor

Windsor – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce Caesars Windsor as the gold level sponsor of its annual fundraising events for the next three years.  The announcement, which included a $30,000 donation, will see Caesars Windsor become the gold level sponsor of the annual golf tournament, the recently held Canada South Coast Bike Tour, and the Super Santa Run.

“We are exceedingly thrilled with our longstanding partnership with Caesars Windsor,” said Susan Stockwell Andrews, President, Essex Region Conservation Foundation.  “Caesars continues to be a strong corporate steward in our community, and your generous support and long time partnership with the Foundation will help to build a more sustainable environment for our region.”

Kelly Wolfe Gregoire, Vice-President Human Resources of Caesars Windsor said, “Caesars Windsor is proud to support the Foundation’s community fundraising events, encouraging Windsor-Essex residents and visitors alike to connect with the environment in a healthy, active lifestyle. We look forward to our partnership with the Foundation as part of our broader environmental strategy, Code Green, whose goal is to engage and educate our employees and customers in an effort to reduce our company’s carbon footprint in all of our business practices.”

In recognition and appreciation of Caesars Windsor’s commitment, three trees were planted at Riverfront Festival Plaza to represent the three year commitment to the community and to the local environment.

“This announcement is not just about supporting local community events, it is also an opportunity for our employees to participate in these events that support an active lifestyle, while raising funds to improve our local environment,” said Wolfe Gregoire.

“Caesars Windsor’s sponsorship provides a catalyst for the Foundation to raise additional funds.  At our recent Canada South Coast Bike Tour event, with the help of our event sponsors, we raised over $15,000 for the Trail On! campaign.” said Richard Wyma, Executive Director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation.

The Foundation’s annual events raise funds to protect the natural resources of the Essex region and encourage community members to support the Foundation through active participation and enjoy outdoor space with families or coworkers.

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation supports ERCA by raising the funds required to reforest and green the Essex region, protect those significant natural areas that remain, plant new forests in strategic locations, restore wetlands, protect cultural heritage, and increase green connections through acquiring and developing trails.

About Caesars Windsor Code Green

Caesars Windsor, the largest casino resort in Canada, proudly launched Code Green, the Caesars Entertainment comprehensive environmental strategy that focuses on critical issues of energy, waste, water and carbon management throughout the company’s resorts. Code Green teams at each property implement grassroots programs aimed to enhance energy efficiencies, reduce impact on natural resources and improve waste streams at our resorts and in our communities. Among the company’s ongoing efforts, they have converted hundreds of light fixtures to energy efficient LEDs reducing energy use by over 3.7 million kWhr/year.

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Richard Wyma, Executive Director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation

Ed Sleiman, Councillor, City of Windsor

Susan Stockwell Andrews, President, Board of Directors, Essex Region Conservation Foundation

Kelly Wolfe Gregoire, Vice-President Human Resources, Caesars Windsor