Odawa Casino Team Members Donate $500 To The Little Traverse Bay Humane Society

August 12, 2015

Team members at Odawa Casino recently presented a $500 check to the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. The LTBHS was chosen for this donation because of the compassionate work they do with animals daily.

"Our pets are so important to us and everyone on the committee agreed that the Humane Society is where our funds should go," said Eric McLester, General Manager and Sponsorship Committee member.

To raise funds for the Humane Society and other organizations, Odawa Casino team members may participate in Blue Jeans Days. By donating through payroll deductions, team members can swap out dress pants for a pair of blue jeans to show they support local charities. The Blue Jeans Days tradition began in 2007 and is now held twice a month. Organizations that have benefitted from Odawa Casino's Blue Jeans Days include; Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Women's Resource Center and the Nehemiah Project.

"We are so grateful to the staff at Odawa Casino for supporting the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in our efforts to save lives. The funds donated will go towards helping us provide a warm bed, nutritious food and veterinary care to all of the homeless animals that temporarily call the shelter home," said Deter Racine, the LTBHS Executive Director.

The LTBHS is a 100 percent donor-funded, no-kill animal shelter that offers pet adoptions, boarding, doggie daycare, grooming and training services. They are dedicated to providing animals the care and attention they need to become adoptable companions.

Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features 1,200 slot machines, 25 table games, a 4 table Poker Room, several restaurants, gift stores, a nightclub and a 137-room hotel.

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