Boyd Gaming: Children’s Mercy Kansas City Receives $ 50,000 Donation From Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City


KANSAS CITY, Missouri-Children’s Mercy Kansas City is honored to have received a donation of $ 50,000 from longtime supporter Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City to support the organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of children across the Kansas City community.

Founded over 120 years ago, Children’s Mercy is a leading independent organization in children’s health, dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovation and educating the next. generation of caregivers. Children’s Mercy offers more than 40 subspecialty pediatric clinics, a level IV intensive care nursery and the only level I pediatric trauma center between St. Louis and Denver.

“We are very grateful for Ameristar’s enthusiastic support to the families of Children’s Mercy,” said Jenea Oliver, Director of Development, Children’s Mercy. “Thanks to community champions like Ameristar, families have access to world-class pediatric care and research when they need it most. In a difficult year, Ameristar’s donation to the Support Fund to families is more important than ever – providing families facing a medical crisis with essentials like gas cards, housing assistance and more. And Ameristar employees and customers have fueled research on the cancer at Children’s Mercy, which will find better treatments and even cures for children. Together, we will create a world of well-being for children. ”

Keith W. Henson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ameristar Kansas City, said, “Ameristar Kansas City and Boyd Gaming are proud to support Children’s Mercy and the tremendous work they do to treat the thousands of children facing to medical crises every year. Thanks to the work of the Children’s Mercy team, children in the area can get the care they need while their families receive essential support during difficult times. ”

In addition to the donation, Ameristar Kansas City is a sponsor of Children’s Mercy’s Dream Big Day. Ameristar team members have also dedicated countless volunteer hours to various activities to support families and patients. Ameristar to provide Happy Kits to entertain hundreds of hospitalized children; Hygiene kits for families with children in the establishment; and comfort kits for hundreds of patients experiencing needle stick procedures that help reduce or eliminate pain and prevent the long-term psychological effects of trauma during these painful procedures.

Ameristar’s culinary team has also provided meals to hundreds of patient families through the hospital’s Noshs for the NICU program. The property will also host two Partners in Play virtual events where members of the Ameristar team will do crafts with inpatients. Additionally, Ameristar customers donated cash, slot machine tickets and tokens to benefit Children’s Mercy.

This donation follows Ameristar Kansas City’s $ 50,000 donation to Harvesters – The Community Food Network to support its fight against food insecurity in the community. The donation helped the association provide 300,000 additional meals to local families struggling with hunger.

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About Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is a leading independent children’s health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, caregiver education, and groundbreaking innovation to create a world of wellness for all children. With nonprofit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest standard of care for children from birth to age 21. US News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. For the fifth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has earned the Nurse Magnet designation, awarded to only about 8% of all hospitals nationwide, for excellence in quality care. Over 850 pediatric subspecialists, researchers and faculty in over 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and training the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Through generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy offers hope, comfort and the prospect of a better future to every child who walks through its doors. Visit Children’s Mercy and the Children’s Mercy Research Institute to learn more, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest news and videos.

About the Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

Located just east of downtown Kansas City, the Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience. The property includes a 140,000 square foot casino; a full-service AAA Three Diamond hotel with 184 well-appointed guest rooms and suites; places to eat; a cinema room with 18 screens ;; a video arcade and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. For more information, visit, or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ameristar Casino Hotel Kanas City is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diverse operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced management teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on providing our customers with an exceptional entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For more company information and press releases, visit


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