More than 200 Delaware North associates came together to do right at this week’s United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Day of Caring.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (center) joined Delaware North Co-CEOs Jerry and Lou Jacobs and 200-plus Western New York-based assocaites before a day of volunteer work as part of the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

The team was Delaware North’s largest in 19 years of participating in the Day of Caring, nearly doubling last year’s total. The group split into several smaller teams, tackling projects at eight different nonprofits throughout the Western New York community. Delaware North’s culinary team at KeyBank Center also contributed, donating and serving breakfast and lunch to each of the day’s 3,000 volunteers.

Delaware North’s volunteer team represented several of the company’s locations around Western New York, including its global headquarters in Buffalo, the Amherst Campus, Hamburg Gaming, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Niagara Falls State Park and The Westin Buffalo. The company’s leadership was also well-represented, with Co-CEOs Jerry Jacobs Jr. and Lou Jacobs and Executive Vice Presidents Frank Mendicino, Jim Houser, Maureen Sweeny and Chris Feeney all participating.

“Delaware North has called Western New York home for more than 100 years, and it is important that we continue to give back to the community that has given so much to us,” Co-CEOs Jerry Jacobs Jr. and Lou Jacobs said. “The Day of Caring is always a rewarding experience, and to volunteer side-by-side with more than 200 of our colleagues this year was especially fulfilling.”


Delaware North Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr.
worked with a team to clean up one of Buffalo’s waterways during the Day of Caring.



Associates from Delaware North Sportservice pitched in to help clean up the grounds at Buffalo’s
Salvation Army location.

From left to right: Scott Socha, president of
Delaware North’s parks and resorts divison;
Frank Mendicino, executive vice president andchief administrative officer; and Chris Feeney,executive vice president and chief financialofficer; were part of a large group cleaning upthe shoreline of Scajaquada Creek.