Saratoga Casino Hotel’s ‘Hands For Hope’ Team Feeds Over 300 Guests at Franklin Community Center’s ‘Project Lift’ Picnic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (June 15, 2017) –On Wednesday, June 14, Saratoga Casino Hotel’s community outreach team, ‘Hands For Hope,’ provided a free meal to more than 300 guests at an outdoor picnic benefiting ‘Project Lift.’ The event took place at the Columbia Pavilion inside Saratoga State Park.

Franklin Community Center’s ‘Project Lift’ initiative is a free after-school program aimed at providing students in grades 1-5 with positive role models and additional education. The goal of the program is to offer a positive developmental path for students in the Saratoga Springs school district.

“We’re incredibly thankful for the support Saratoga Casino Hotel’s ‘Hands For Hope’ team provided to our Project Lift picnic,” said Lindsay Duma, Project Lift Program Coordinator at Franklin Community Center. “Support from groups like them allows us to continue to do our work within the community.”

Saratoga Casino Hotel created ‘Hands For Hope’ in the spring of 2016 to encourage employees to get involved in local causes across the Capital Region. Nearly two dozen casino employees volunteered their time yesterday to assist with catering the event. Saratoga Casino Hotel donated all of the food and drinks that were provided at the picnic.

“We’ve been long supporters of the Franklin Community Center for all the great work they do in our community,” said Tom Wiedmayer, General Manager at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’re thrilled we could assist with their Project Lift initiative at a fantastic event.”

Saratoga Casino Hotel’s ‘Hands For Hope’ team volunteered their time and donated the food for Franklin Community Center’s Project Lift picnic on Wednesday, June 14.

Over 300 Guests were in attendance for Wednesday’s Project Lift picnic at Saratoga State Park.


About Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Reservations for the all-new 117-room luxury hotel and Morton’s® The Steakhouse can be made by visiting Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.


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