Graton Resort & Casino Provides Playground Equipment and Senior Citizen Transportation for Rohnert Park
City of Rohnert Park Councilmembers, Graton Resort & Casino and CBS EcoMedia Attend "Community Day" Celebration.
ROHNERT PARK, CALIF., May 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Graton Resort & Casino has teamed up with the National Recreation and Park Association and CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program to provide much-needed services for the Rohnert Park community, including new playground equipment and a new eight-passenger van for senior citizens.
Graton Resort & Casino’s funding has provided new equipment in Rohnert Park’s Eagle Park playground, which was in need of replacement due to age and deterioration. Thanks to Graton Resort & Casino, young children and families at Eagle Park will now have access to new play equipment, including a slide, crawl tunnel and swings.
Graton Resort & Casino is also providing care for local seniors, funding a new eight-passenger van which will transport approximately 160 seniors at the Rohnert Park Senior Center to medical appointments and recreational opportunities throughout the city.
To celebrate Graton’s support for the city, Rohnert Park’s Community Services Department hosted a special “Community Day” celebration, which included a included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling as well as free games, arts and crafts, and food for community members. Rohnert Park Councilmembers, Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the leadership team from Graton Resort & Casino and representatives of CBS EcoMedia attended the event.
“The old tot lot at Eagle Park and the Senior Center Transportation Program are two widely used resources in our city. It is important to us to promote health and wellness within our community and these two resources help us do that,” said Rohnert Park Councilmember Pam Stafford. “The City of Rohnert Park is grateful for the funding from Graton Resort & Casino that provided a new tot lot at Eagle Park and a new eight-passenger van for the Senior Transportation Program.”
“The Tribe and Graton Resort & Casino are so proud and happy to once again demonstrate its good neighbor policy with the City of Rohnert Park,” said Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
“A core objective of our WellnessAd Program is to help people live and maintain healthy and active lives,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “The new playground equipment and senior center van will enable Rohnert Park families and seniors to access to recreational facilities and opportunities, and we’re grateful to Graton Resort & Casino for their support.”
About Graton Resort & Casino
The $800 million Graton Resort & Casino opened November 2013 and is the Bay Area’s largest gaming and entertainment destination. It is located off U.S. Highway 101 at Wilfred Ave. in Rohnert Park, CA. Owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and managed by Station Casinos LLC, Graton Resort & Casino has brought Rohnert Park more than 2,000 jobs.
Graton Resort & Casino features an exciting array of popular table games, slot machines, video poker and live poker including private high-limit gaming rooms as well as an 8,700 square-foot events center for large indoor presentations, concerts and special events. It also features a dozen restaurants including Tony’s of North Beach operated by 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, M.Y. Noodles by renowned Chef Martin Yan, 630 Park Steakhouse and Daily Grill as well as a variety of casual dining choices inside the 500-seat Marketplace that offer an extraordinary range of cuisines. Learn more at: www.GratonResortCasino.com, www.facebook.com/GratonCasino or www.twitter.com/PlayGraton
About National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 47,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
About Rohnert Park Community Services
The City of Rohnert Park Community Services Department is dedicated to offering recreation and services that enhance Rohnert Park’s high quality of life and nurtures the health and well-being of our people, our community and our economy. Rohnert Park has a growing population of over 40,000 and a wide variety of facilities and programs to serve our community’s needs. The Community Services Department meets those needs by overseeing the operations and programs at two Community Centers, one Senior Center, one Sports & Fitness Center, three pools and multiple parks, picnic areas and sports fields. For more information about the City of Rohnert Park and the Community Services Department please visit www.rpcity.org.
About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company’s mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media.
Through EcoMedia’s patent-pending EducationAd, WellnessAd, EcoAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation’s most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans, education, wellness, and environmental projects nationwide.
EcoMedia’s innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.
EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.
By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd, EducationAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.