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SPORTSAID WEEK 2018

Caesars Entertainment's White-Water Rafting Challenge

Team members from all Caesars properties across the UK enjoyed a rip-roaring day of white-water rafting at a sun-drenched Lee Valley White Water Centre on 27 September to raise money during SportsAid Week. London 2012 canoe slalom gold medallist Etienne Stott joined the day to give some tips as competitive streaks came to the fore.


Each team was tasked with building a raft in the morning before racing down the venue’s Olympic course in glorious conditions later in the afternoon. The day was the latest celebration of our special relationship with charity SportsAid and a fundraiser to help continue our financial support of Britain’s next generation of athletes.


We’ve worked with SportsAid for seven years, providing life-changing grants to potential future Olympians and Paralympians based in the territories local to our UK properties. Since 1976, the charity has supported tens of thousands of athletes and their glittering alumni include Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Sir Mo Farah. Caesars team members took the 2018 sponsored athletes under their wing at Lee Valley - boxer Connor Tudsbury partnered with Manchester 235, cricketer Georgie Boyce with Alea Nottingham and wheelchair basketballer Christy Gregan with Empire.


After celebratory drinks had been enjoyed on the terrace at Lee Valley, Etienne stepped up to hand out awards for the fastest run down the course, most funds raised and best raft built. Rendezvous Southend were the quickest on the white-water, Playboy Club London raised the most money for SportsAid and Alea Nottingham were handed the gong for best raft.


Managing Director Mike Rothwell said: “It's great to see the impact of our contribution to SportsAid - young athletes have been able to get to a training session or to get funding to compete in a competition. We can make a difference and help make the nation proud of our athletes.”


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