Kim Florence, Director of Marketing
Fax: (304) 231-1828
Wheeling, WV (August 23, 2007) – Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center is proud to announce its partnership with The Ohio Valley Golf Association as the title sponsor of the 2007 Ohio Valley Amateur Golf Championship held on September 15-16, 2007, as well as the Participant Appreciation Banquet held on September 19, 2007 at 6pm in the Wheeling Island meeting rooms.
The Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center Ohio Valley Amateur Golf Championship is the final event of the 2007 OVGA Tournament Schedule, which consists of 12 golf events throughout the year.
“We actively support organizations that further the education opportunities for the children in our communities”, states Bob Marshall, President & General Manger at Wheeling Island. “The OVGA has helped children in the Ohio Valley with scholarships for the last 7 years. We are proud to support their efforts”.
Proceeds from the tournaments continue to assist talented athletes who this year will compete for local, state, regional and national titles. Since 2000, juniors affiliated with the OVGA program have been awarded excess of $1.8 million in scholarships to further their educations.
About Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center
Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center offers over 2,400 slot machines, 151-room deluxe hotel, live greyhound racing, four restaurants, food court, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet facilities, gift shop and fitness center. Wheeling Island provided over $121 million in taxes to the State of West Virginia in 2006 and employs nearly 950 associates with $21.4 million in total payroll. For more information, visit online at www.wheelingisland.com.
Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.
About Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, specializing in racing venues with added amenities, including video gaming machines, poker rooms, full service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company oversees more than 6,500 video gaming machines across the country and operates at seven successful racing operations in New York, Arizona, Florida, West Virginia and Arkansas. To date, Delaware North Companies is one of only five operators of video gaming machines at racetrack locations in New York State.