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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
The Bacot McCarty Coast 100 Dinner brought out some of the areas top leaders in the community Monday night. The event celebrated the individuals who give back, while also supporting Bacot McCarty efforts in making our communities a better place.
"This is a wonderful opportunity. On behalf of Boyd Gaming and IP Casino, we've been able to gift $200,000 to the Bacot McCarty Foundation. It continues what's been happening with the IP Casino for several years, with our hopes to continue to do that on into the future," IP Casino Senior Vice President, Jack Bernsmeier said.
Thanks to groups like these Top 100, the future will be a bright one. The Bacot McCarty Foundation is an organization that prides itself on investing in future generations. That's why leaders said the donation will go a long way.
"It's such a blessing for our communities. To be able to receive these types of monies that we could put to good use in our community. We've had a great partnership with the IP for several years. This has really changed the way we're able to give back into our communities as it relates to youth education and the arts," Bacot McCarty Foundation Executive Director, Todd Trenchard said.
The evening also served as a reminder that everyone can get involved. Especially by contributing to the many organizations in South Mississippi that are making a difference.
"There's a lot of great causes down here. I think what we've tried to stress, along with a lot of other non-profits, is that you should get involved with something. We'll be a better community for it," Trenchard said.
"This is all about community involvement and Boyd Gaming. Every venue we have, across the United States, is committed to the communities that we live in and work in. This is a part of that," Bernsmeier said.
The Bacot McCarty Foundations Executive Director said the money will help fund the groups youth leadership activities. It will also be used for scholarships.
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