Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Miracle on Canal Street Charity Application Process Kicks Off May 11

MILWAUKEE (May 8, 2015) – For more than two decades, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program, Miracle on Canal Street, has enhanced and improved the lives of children and their families in southeastern Wisconsin. Local charities will once again have the opportunity to become part of this special tradition as applications for the 2015 program will be accepted beginning Monday, May 11. Since its inception in 1994, Miracle on Canal Street has contributed more than $14.6 million to hundreds of charities.

Beginning at noon, May 11, local non-profit organizations can find the application online at www.paysbig.com/miracle. To be eligible, an organization must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, serve a primary client base of children younger than 18 years of age and be located within Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Sheboygan or Walworth counties. Applications must be post-marked by Friday, June 12.

Through funds raised from special bingo games and the generosity of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino guests, the program focuses the joy of holiday giving onto those who are the hope for the future.

In 2014, 30 children’s charities in southeastern Wisconsin shared in funds totaling more than $1 million. Money raised last year improved the lives of children in our community by addressing multiple needs – from educational services to basic services benefitting newborns to teens. Miracle funding in 2014 helped support a wide variety of charity projects including providing preventative child abuse programing to low-income families, building children’s’ confidence through sports programs and maintaining educational music programs that expose young people to the arts.

For complete submission guidelines, please visit www.paysbig.com/miracle.

About Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Set in the heart of Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is Wisconsin’s premier entertainment destination, offering guests the best in gaming, dining and entertainment. The property features a luxurious 381-room hotel, seven award-winning restaurants, the intimate 500-seat Northern Lights Theater and more than 60,000 square feet of event space. Potawatomi Hotel & 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 2,900 multicultural employees. Through the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. To discover more, call 800-PAYS-BIG or visit www.paysbig.com.