Casino employees help paint a school

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Employees from Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino helped paint a portable classrooms at James McHenry Elementary School in Baltimore, Friday.

The volunteer event was the beginning of a new partnership initiative between the casino and four Baltimore elementary schools, with the goals of improving facilities and providing support for the schools students, entitled 100% Project.

The program comes prior to a ballot initiative voters will decide on in November's election that would create "lockbox" for educational funding out of casino revenue

The partnership aims to battle the equity discrepancies in public education one school at a time, according to a release issued by the casino. The three other schools "adopted" by the casino are Commodore John Rodgers Elementary, Harford Heights Elementary, and Mary E. Rodman Elementary. 

“Baltimore is Horseshoe’s home. Most of our team members live in the city. Many raise families here – and some send their children to these innovative schools,” said Caesars Regional President and Horseshoe Baltimore General Manager Erin Chamberlin. “It is both personally and professionally rewarding to promote the important work the teachers and administrators of these schools do on behalf of their students and our families. The surroundings in which students are educated – and the amenities and programs to which they have access – directly impact how well they learn. It’s a privilege to support the invaluable mission of these schools.”

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