First ever Miracle on Canal Street Day at Wisconsin State Fair to be held Tuesday, Aug. 6.

MILWAUKEE ­­– For the first time, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and thousands of fairgoers will celebrate Miracle on Canal Street Day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Miracle on Canal Street, the Casino’s signature community program, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. A milestone of this magnitude requires to be celebrated alongside food on a stick, music, rides and the rest of Wisconsin’s best.


During Miracle on Canal Street Day, guests visiting Wisconsin State Fair’s Central Park will enjoy some child-friendly activities, and learn more about the program and the 10 signature charities that will receive Miracle funds, which include:

  • COA Youth & Family Centers, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Milwaukee Public Museum, presented by Lamar Outdoor
  • SHARP Literacy, presented by WITI Fox 6
  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, presented by Milwaukee Radio Alliance
  • Hunger Task Force, presented by Milwaukee Radio Group
  • Meta House, presented by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence, presented by WISN TV 12
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, presented by Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Special Spaces – Wisconsin, presented by Journal Broadcast Group
  • Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, presented by OnMilwaukee.com

“The Wisconsin State Fair does a fantastic job putting on a fun event for the entire family, and Miracle on Canal Street has benefitted thousands of area children and their families for two decades. Bringing the two together seemed like a natural fit,” said Potawatomi Bingo Casino General Manager Mike Goodrich. “Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the fair have enjoyed a great relationship for many years. This is one more way the casino and fair can support one another.”

In addition to Miracle on Canal Street Day, Potawatomi Bingo Casino serves as the exclusive title sponsor of the fair’s Main Stage, offers the Fair Play admission ticket package to Casino guests and holds special bingo sessions at the fair three times daily.

At least 10 more local charities will be chosen randomly on Dec. 13 for Miracle. Funds are raised primarily from special bingo games and the generosity of Potawatomi Bingo Casino guests. Since its inception in 1994, the program has raised more than $12.5 million for hundreds of area children’s charities.

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino is one of two casinos owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It is located at 1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wis. The casino is a showcase for high stakes bingo, offering some of the nation's highest daily payouts.  A popular attraction for local guests, tourists and tour groups, the casino features blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette table games, video and reel slot machines, off-track betting, and a variety of live entertainment.  Potawatomi Bingo Casino is committed to raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,600 multicultural employees.  Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. Driving directions and more information about Potawatomi Bingo Casino can be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-PAYS-BIG or by visiting the website at www.paysbig.com.