Prairie Meadows Presents Funding To City Of Des Moines & Central Iowa Schools
Representatives of Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors presented a check to the City of Des Moines for $6,699,823.11 as part of a long-standing profit sharing agreement between the three entities. Polk County and Prairie Meadows officials also visited central Iowa schools to present them with their 2019 contribution checks. In total, the central Iowa schools received more than $1.1 million from Polk County and Prairie Meadows combined this year.
Polk County Board of Supervisors Chair Tom Hockensmith said, “We are in a unique position with a nonprofit casino like Prairie Meadows in our county that is dedicated to giving back to our community. We recognize that the City of Des Moines and our schools are important partners in the growth of our community and we are happy to support their work through this profit-sharing agreement.”
An average of $15.34 per student is donated to schools with Polk County students enrolled, totaling nearly $12.9 million going back to central Iowa schools since the program began in 2007.
Gary Palmer, President and CEO of Prairie Meadows said, “As a nonprofit company, it is Prairie Meadows’ mission to give back to this community. Education is one of our core areas of funding, and I can’t think of a better investment. It is crucial in the growth of our community so we are proud to support that.”
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