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$50,000 donated to IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit

08:26 AM 29 Aug 2020 NZST
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Pictured from left to right – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino SVP and GM Mike Rich, IMPD Horse Patrol Sergeant Allan Whitesell, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino SVP & GM Trent McIntosh, Mounted Horse Patrol Association Board President and Executive Dir

Anderson & Shelbyville, IN--August 28, 2020-- Earlier today, officials from Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino presented the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit a $50,000 contribution to aid a capital fund for a new equine facility. Following today's donation, the unit has raised nearly $200,000 towards a goal of $1 million.

The presentation took place at the IMPD's Mounted Patrol headquarters, located on the west side of Indianapolis, with remarks from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, IMPD Chief of Police Randal Taylor, IMPD Operations Department Chief Josh Barker, IMPD Horse Patrol Sergeant Allan Whitesell, Mounted Horse Patrol Association Board President and Executive Director Chris Golightly, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino SVP and GM Mike Rich, and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino SVP & GM Trent McIntosh.

"We're here to keep our community safe and improve relationships," said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. "There are no better ambassadors than the horses I stand in front of today. One day soon you'll see a state of the art location at this site."

I want to thank Mike and Trent of Indiana Grand and Harrahs for this $50,000 contribution," added Mayor Hogsett. "These officers and these animals deserve it."

IMPD Horse Patrol Sergeant Allan Whitesell

The IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit currently operates out of a small barn and three small construction trailers on the former grounds of the Central State Hospital. The current facilities were not intended for long-term use. The $1 million capital fundraising project will provide a new equine facility on 20 acres on the same grounds.

"When you tour the grounds, you see a new facility is needed," noted Indiana Grand Racing & Casino SVP & GM Mike Rich. "We're thrilled to be able to help kickstart this campaign."

IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit Officers and Horses

Both Harrah's Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand teams toured the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit's facility in January, and met with Sergeant Whitesell and members of the board to learn more about the capital initiatives.

"Our teams are passionate about finding ways to work on projects we believe are impactful to communities," said Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino SVP & GM Trent McIntosh. "These equine athletes help the IMPD do their jobs every day."

IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit Officers and Horses

More information about the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit's capital initiatives can be found at https://impdmountedpatrol.org/.

About Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Harrah's Hoosier Park, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Harrah's Hoosier Park, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features the newest slots, live table games, sports wagering, and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. For more information, please visit www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC.

About Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Indiana Grand, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and diversity. Located in Shelbyville, Ind., Indiana Grand features more than 2,100 of the latest slots and table games in addition to a one-mile dirt racecourse and a seven-eighths mile turf course providing live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast and sports wagering is also offered year-round at Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located on the casino floor as well as a Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located in Clarksville, Ind. For more information, please visit www.IndianaGrand.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at sports books and casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC.

Kiersten Flint

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