Victory Casino Cruises Continues Play it Forward!
October 24th Cruise to Benefit The Donna Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Victory Casino Cruises (VCC) is proud to continue 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 October, breast cancer awareness month, VCC will partner with The Donna Foundation, a local nonprofit group that raises money to be used exclusively for the critical needs of First Coast women and men living with breast cancer.
“Anyone who’s ever had a serious illness knows that even if one is fortunate enough to have good insurance, it doesn’t cover everything,” said Julie Terrazzano, Director of The Donna Foundation. “We are privileged to have the opportunity to assist those living with breast cancer, and it’s programs like Victory’s Play It Forward that allows us to continue our support and raise awareness in our community.”
“Every day on the First Coast four women are told they have breast cancer,” said Lester Bullock, CEO for Victory Casino Cruises. “This program gives us the opportunity to support one unique and worthy local group each month. When we learned of The Donna Foundation, we knew they would be a perfect beneficiary for this program.”
For each guest aboard the Victory II on October 24, 2014 at 7 p.m., VCC will donate $5 to CFPF. For a sold-out cruise, that equates to up to $3,000.
About The Donna Foundation
The Donna Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was developed by Donna Deegan, a three-time breast cancer survivor and mother of two in 2003. The Foundation provides financial and emotional support for the critical needs of First Coast women and men living with breast cancer. The Foundation partners with Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office, the largest social service agency in the area, to administer these funds. Catholic Charities’ social workers lovingly screen each recipient to ensure The Foundation is a good steward of the donation received. Checks are then made payable to the mortgage company, the utilities carrier, the doctor’s office, etc. To date, The Foundation has assisted over 7,000 who are living with breast cancer. To learn more, visit www.thedonnafoundation.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, 3 Card 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, Bingo and Sportsbook. The ship also provides numerous food and entertainment 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.