Donation highlights the continued investment of Paragon Casino Resort in surrounding community
Paragon Casino Resort General Manager and Tunica Biloxi Vice Chairman Marshall R. Sampson, Sr. donates a check to the United Way of Central Louisiana, accompanied by (L to R) Tunica Biloxi Tribal Council Members Harold Pierite, Sr. and Beverly Rachal, United Way of Central Louisiana Chief Executive Officer Michelle Purl, Tunica Biloxi Tribal Council and Gaming Commission Members Rudy Wambsgans III, and Bobby Pierite, Sr.
Marksville, La. – (Oct. 27, 2021) –Paragon Casino Resort recently made a $25,000 contribution to United Way of Central Louisiana to assist in their continued Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. The donation will be used to support the organization in their mission of helping residents of Louisiana as they continue to recuperate from the devastating effects of the Aug. 29 storm.
“We take pride in the ability to provide these funds to the hurricane relief effort in our community,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, which owns Paragon Casino Resort. “Paragon Casino Resort has been a source of pride for Marksville and all of Central Louisiana as an economic driver of the region. We look forward to the continued recovery efforts and are happy to lend a hand.”
Since its grand opening in 1994, Paragon Casino Resort maintains a positive economic impact on Avoyelles Parish and the surrounding communities. The casino and entertainment destination is the number one employer in the region, with over 700 associates currently on staff, and is a source of pride for all Central Louisianians. Paragon Casino Resort also recently launched the first in-person sports betting opportunity in the state at The Draft Room, their newest amenity.
“We are grateful for the partnership of Paragon Casino Resort in creating stronger communities,” said Michelle Purl, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Louisiana. “Together we can make a difference for those who need us most.”