January 2018 Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Executive Board are pleased to have the opportunity to provide a Community Betterment Sponsorship in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Cops Against Cancer organization. It is our hope that these funds will enable Cops Against Cancer to provide quality services to the citizens of Polk County. Community Betterment Grants are funded from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino profits. These grants provide another opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to return casino profits to our community.
As a result, Prairie Meadows has been able to give more than $1.64 billion back into the state of Iowa. With more than $710 million of that figure remaining right here in our community.
This donation has been specifically awarded for Prairie Meadows to be the first corporate sponsor for the 2018 Cops Against Cancer annual FIVE-0 BBQ Classic. This event is one of the main fundraising events specifically for our cancer cares program. These programs
Since 2012, Cops Against Cancer has assisted more than 975 cancer families in 78 of Iowa's 99 counties. Every year, our organization strives to raise more to accommodate the increasing needs of our clients. The Phinneys and their organization have received recognition by the American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland and during a presentation before the United States House of Representative for the positive impact, they have made on Iowans battling cancer.
Cops Against Cancer receive funding through grants, and donations from individuals and businesses. Cops Against Cancer is proud of the fact that for the past four years, 85 cents of every dollar raised goes to their client assistance programs.
On behalf of the Cops Against Cancer Board, our clients and their families, we extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Polk County Board of Supervisor for the award of these fund and for assisting in making a strong impact in our clients recovery.