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Resorts World Casino New York City Hosts Annual Trey Whitfield Foundation Celebrity Meet & Greet and Banquet

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Resorts World Donated $20,000 to the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund

(Queens, NY) – Resorts World Casino hosted the annual Trey Whitfield event series, raising money to ensure children of all backgrounds have access to a quality education. The festivities kicked off with a celebrity meet and greet on July 11, followed by a golf outing on July 12, and the Foundation’s 25th annual banquet, held at El Caribe in Brooklyn on July 13. Resorts World Casino New York City presented the foundation a $20,000 check at Wednesday’s Meet and Greet featuring OJ Anderson, Stephen Baker, Yancey Thigpen, Clifton Davis, and Ron Greschner. The check was presented by Joseph DeVitto lll, Director of Player Development, and Michelle Stoddart, Director of PR and Community Development.

The Annual Trey Whitfield Banquet honored:

  • Eric Adams – Brooklyn Borough President
  • Chris Arceneaux – PGA Golfer
  • Placixo Burress – NY Giants Super Bowl Champion
  • Thom Pollard – Emmy-Award Winner, Director, Producer & Photographer
  • Greg Tate – Arena & Event Security for NBA at National Basketball Players Association
  • Yancey Thigpen – Former NFL Chargers, Steelers, Oilers/Titans Player
  • Percey Watson – Athlete & Educator
  • Honorable Jacqueline Williams – Judge

The Banquet also honored the notable academic achievements of students at the Trey Whitfield School in Brooklyn. These honorees included: Louis Chen, Kathy Franco, Sasha Green, Jacob Levine, Griffin McDonald, Ethan Rhabb, Jaila Richards, Sidney Williams, and Laurina Xie.

Photos from the event can be seen here.


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $2 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.