Laurette Pitts

Last week members of Monticello Casino and Raceway staff joined Thunder- 102FM in their annual County Cares fundraising radio thon if an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to help end childhood cancer.

Not only did management personnel help raise funds on air but at day’s end Monticello Casino and Raceway COO/CFO, Laurette Pitts, was on hand to make a $1000 donation from the casino and raceway to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

“Monticello Casino and Raceway is proud to sponsor such a worthwhile event and we were pleased to work with our partners at Thunder-102 to help end childhood cancer,” Pitts said as she posed with a replica of the $1000 check.

And Monticello Casino and Raceway employees ‘kicked-in’ by buying paper boots at $1.00 each, which stated ‘help kick cancer’ and from those sales another $207 was raised.

Director of Human Resources, Eileen Cavanaugh, joined in the activities to present the employee money and talk on air about the importance of giving back.

“This month Monticello Casino and Raceway celebrated its employees by declaring ‘Employee Appreciation Day’. The employees were grateful for the experience and in an effort to pay it forward they raised $207.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, once again, showing their caring and generous nature by opening their hearts and wallets.

“We thank all those who worked so diligently to bring awareness to such a worthy cause,” Cavanaugh said.