Facebook page promotes ‘spirit of giving’
From Marshall Robertson Southland Park Gaming & Racing
Southland Park Gaming & Racing is once again seeking to spread the holiday spirit of giving by executing its “Holiday Wishes” promotion that began this week. In addition to its extremely successful “12 Tournaments of Christmas” promotion, which donates toys and cash to the West Memphis Toys for Tots foundation each holiday season, Southland Park is partnering with Q107.5 to make an undetermined amount of Mid-South wishes come true. Through the company’s facebook page, fans have been asked to provide their holiday wishes for themselves and loved ones. Southland Park representatives are then reviewing the submissions and, based on volume and availability, contacting the individuals to grant their wish. “This is a promotion our Marketing team has executed for several years and over that time we have been able to provide Christmas gifts, a headstone and even paid a house foreclosure for area fans and their loved ones,” said Troy Keeping, Southland Park president and general manager. “The spirit of giving is something that can’t be conveyed enough, in our opinion, so we love relish the opportunity to grant these wishes.” Southland Park created a facebook application that houses this year’s Holiday Wishes, providing guests an opportunity to share their wish. Q107.5 has begun promoting this year’s event on their morning show and will subsequently air wishes as they are granted. About Southland Park Gaming & Racing Southland Park Gaming & Racing has been a major racing venue for more than 50 years and now also has over 1,700 electronic games of skill, including video poker and blackjack, as well as an upscale buffet restaurant, Shine Blounge, steakhouse, Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill and a multi-purpose event center. Southland Park has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability, and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions. Southland Park is owned and operated by Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment. More information is available at http://www.southlandpark.com.