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3/3/2014 5:47:11 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (March 3, 2014) – Saratoga Casino and Raceway honored the exceptional performance of team members at the tenth annual awards banquet, held February 24 at Vapor Night Club. The Rewards and Recognition Committee at Saratoga Casino and Raceway plans and organizes the event.

“Saratoga Casino and Raceway values the contributions each of our team members make to the success of the company and this event is a wonderful way to show the management’s appreciation,” commented Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Relations and Signature Service. Carlson also served as an emcee for the event.

There is a winner for Team Member of the Year for both the front and back of house, as well as an award for Supervisor of the Year and Leader of Distinction. This year’s awards were presented to:

Leader of Distinction:
Clyde Starkey, Assistant Director of Facilities

Supervisor of the Year:
Charlie Hoffman, Mutuel Supervisor

Team Member of the Year:

(Back of House): David Gauff, SQL Developer/Analyst

(Front of House): Jennifer Seguin, Casino Ambassador

Saratoga Casino and Raceway selects two team members monthly for the Team Member of the Month award, one for the front of house and one for the back. One supervisor and one “leader of distinction” are also selected quarterly to create a pool of 32 candidates for the final honor. The yearly awards winners are then selected by the executive team at the Casino and the Team Member of the Month committee.

Each winner received a $2,500 check along with a spectacular crystal trophy, presented by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Hartman.

Over 100 were in attendance at the event, which also featured a salute to ten team members that have worked for Saratoga Casino and Raceway for 15 to 20 years. Senior Vice President of Gaming and Finance, Alex Tucker and General Counsel, Michael Vild, made a special presentation to these members for their years of service. Awards were presented to Julie Pancake, James Bennett, William Allen, Michael Santaski, Gabriella Noob, Linda Plante, Don Braim, Gilbert Bliss, Carol Morehouse and Sally Nizolek.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway Team Members

Pictured: Leader of Distinction, Clyde Starkey; Assistant Director of Facilities (right) is presented with his check by Jamie Hartman; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Media Contact:
Tom Engle
Media Specialist

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