Victory Casino Cruises Launches Play it Forward!
September 19th Cruise to Benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Victory Casino Cruises (VCC) is proud to announce the launch of Play it Forward, a philanthropic program developed to give back to the local community and its many worthy causes. The program enables VCC to raise awareness and monies for designated local charitable organizations on a monthly basis.
During the month of September, VCC will partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFPF), a group that provides college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
“We are excited to bring a program to the community that will promote the great organizations in the area,” said Lester Bullock, CEO for Victory Casino Cruises. “We have always given back to the communities that we operate in, and this new program gives us the opportunity to benefit one unique and worthy local group each month. Upon learning of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, we knew they would be a great fit for this program.”
For each guest aboard the Victory II on September 19, 2014 at 7 p.m., VCC will donate $5 to CFPF. For a sold-out cruise, that equates to up to $3,000.
“We are so honored to have the opportunity to help the thousands of children who are in need after losing a parent,” said Eric Heineman, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “Our scholarships and financial assistance has helped many bright, motivated students attend and graduate from some of the top universities in the country. It is programs like Victory’s Play It Forward that allows us to continue our support and raise awareness in our community.”
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $7.5 million in support and started a pipeline for 5,200 children from all across America who will need future assistance. To learn more, visit www.fallenpatriots.org.
About Victory Casino Cruises
Victory Casino Cruises, one of the country's leading gaming ship companies, brought its Las Vegas‐style gaming experience to North Florida mid‐June with the launch of its newest ship, Victory II. Sailing out of historic Mayport, Fla., the Victory II is a 229‐foot catamaran, that carries 600 passengers on twice‐daily five to six‐hour cruises.
Victory II has three decks and offers 17 live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Let It Ride, EZ Bac and 21+3. In addition to table games, Victory II guests enjoy over 300 of the latest slot machines, Bingoand Sportsbook. The ship alsoprovidesnumerousfoodandentertainment options including: a dining café and à la carte menu; live entertainment and special events; a nightclub with dance floor; slot and blackjack tournaments; karaoke, and more. Boarding passes are just $10, with complimentary drinks for those actively gaming. All guests must be 18 years or older to board, and 21 and up to drink alcohol. Visit www.victorycasinocruises.com for more information.