Delaware North locations around the country continued their Earth Day celebrations this past week, showcasing the company’s commitment to its GreenPath standards through sustainability efforts and improving the communities in which we do business.

Here is a round-up of some of the Earth Day activities across subsidiaries:

Ontario International Airport

Eight volunteers from Delaware North’s team at the airport in California took several hours out of their day to proactively clean up parts of the airport campus. The team collected garbage along airport sidewalks between and in front of terminals. In total, the team picked up 50 pounds of raw garbage and more than 500 cigarette filters.










Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino

Despite being only 10 days away from opening its next major phase of gaming machines, the team at Jake’s 58 in Islandia, N.Y., gathered to mark Earth Day by making improvements to the property’s greenspace. GM Chuck Kilroy and Senior Director of Operations Dan Freid led the Jake’s 58 team in planting a new tree outside of the hotel this week.










Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

A full schedule of Earth Day activities was planned by the team at Tenaya Lodge outside of Yosemite National Park, touching every aspect of the property.

  • To kick things off, all guests were invited to join the Tenaya guest recreation team on a complimentary nature walk and trail cleanup.
  • Throughout the day, guests could also take in Earth Day features and sustain ability-focused content on TVs in the lobby and recreation rooms throughout the hotel.
  • Each department at the hotel had a property cleanup focus for associates. Additionally, Jorge Negrete, Tenaya’s environmental and security supervisor, led a tree-planting initiative outside by the pool area.
  • Both the Sierra Restaurant and Jackalopes Bar & Grill offered organic, sustainably raised menu specials.










Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack

Last week, more than 20 Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling, W.Va., associates participated in “Island Cleanup Day” to celebrate Earth Day. In partnership with the Wheeling Island Community Association, the employees worked together to pick up trash that was littering the streets around the property.

“This is not just where we work, it’s where we live,” said Senior Director of Marketing Carrie Scanlon. “So on this Earth Day, we joined together to take pride and make a difference in the Wheeling Island community.”

Following the cleanup, the employees and community volunteers enjoyed lunch at the Wheeling Island Marina which was provided by the casino.










KeyBank Center

Sometimes, it’s the smallest actions that can make a difference. The Delaware North Sportservice team at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y., created signs encouraging fans attending the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse game to opt to “skip the straw” and cut down on the amount of waste produced during the event.











Published: April 27, 2017