Recent work shot & edited by Cari Searcy in her position at Wind Creek Hospitality
Recent Work - Wind Creek Hospitality
WindCreek Giving Back
Wind Creek Hospitality proudly supports events and organizations in the communities we call home and beyond. Philanthropy is an integral part of our corporate philosophy, and we're always looking for new ways to give back. Whether funding a festival that helps bolster the local economy or partnering with a service organization in need, we're honored to help better the communities we serve.
Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama and Wind Creek Hospitality
What do Girl Scouts and first responders have in common? Courage, Confidence, Character and a love for Cookies! In early March, Wind Creek funded Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama’s Hometown Heroes program. We delivered over $1,000 worth of delicious cookies to first responders in Montgomery, Wetumpka and Atmore. These treats were a show of appreciation to police officers and fire fighters who always go the extra mile, especially in times like this. Learn more about the Hometown Heroes program by visiting https://www.girlscoutssa.org/en/cookies/about-girl-scout-cookies/hometown-heroes.html .
Wind Creek Community Partnerships - Sidewalk
Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk Film Festival, which showcases the work of more than 250 filmmakers and welcomes 15,000 film-lovers annually. As a federally recognized nonprofit, Sidewalk is dedicated to encouraging filmmaking in Alabama and building audiences by organizing a wide variety of educational programs and events that create interest in and enthusiasm for independent film. Wind Creek Hospitality is proud to support that mission with a $25,000 donation to help expand their educational programs. For more information go to: https://www.sidewalkfest.com/
Team Member Kay Everette - 35th Anniversary
This year marked the 35th anniversary for Wind Creek Hospitality. Throughout that time, WCH and its team members have seen a tremendous amount of growth and change. Corporate Payroll Manager Kay Everette has witnessed these changes first hand, and her hard work, dedication, and commitment to the purpose has been a building block for our success. Thank you Kay for your service!
River Region United Way Community Partnership
Wind Creek Hospitality and River Region United Way recognize the importance of literacy, especially for young children. Because of this, Wind Creek Hospitality made a $12,000 donation to the 2020 Days of Action Campaign, a program that focuses on summer reading skills retention for Pre-K through 6th grade students. As part of the 2020 Days of Action Campaign, River Region United Way will be joining forces with two area schools providing resources and volunteers to assist with summer learning camps. If you would like to learn more about this program or find out how you can get involved, go to https://www.riverregionunitedway.org/DayOfAction
Wind Creek Community Partnerships - FORGE Breast Cancer Survivor Center
FORGE is a place where everyone who is touched by breast cancer can have a place to find strength through knowledge, support, and encouragement. It's a place for survivors, family, friends, supporters and co-survivors to forge through breast cancer together. Wind Creek Hospitality is supporting their work with a $25,000 donation. For more information on FORGE Breast Cancer Survivor Center go to: https://forgeon.org/
Wind Creek Community Partnerships - Reach and Teach
Reach and Teach is an educational program that allows students to plan, promote and execute a concert, giving them hands on experience, which not only teaches content knowledge but also employability skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving. Complete with all lesson plans and resources, Reach and Teach is geared toward career and technical education, specifically business and marketing, and implemented into the daily classroom activities. For more information on the program go to: www.ReachAndTeach.Rocks
Wind Creek & FunnyMaine Foundation
Wind Creek Hospitality is excited to partner with comedian Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson to produce two events this summer benefitting at-risk youth in Alabama and also to be the official sponsor for select shows in FunnyMaine’s 2020 comedy tour. Be on the lookout for more information on his facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/funnymaine/ or website - http://funnymaine.com/
Wind Creek Partners in Progress Video Contest 2019
Nonprofits Can Win Share of $125K in Wind Creek’s ‘Partners in Progress Video Contest’ 501(c)(3) organizations can submit video entries now through May 14th ATMORE, Ala. (5/7/2019) – Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) announces its inaugural Partners in Progress Video Contest that aims to fund seven nonprofits in Alabama and North Florida. Verified 501(c)(3) organizations may enter for a chance to win a share of $125,000. WCH Spokesperson, Danielle Sanspree, “Wind Creek is fortunate to be able to give back in our communities and there are so many organizations doing great work. The idea behind this contest is to give nonprofits a platform to tell their stories to a larger audience and then to learn what non-profits people want us to support.” Nonprofits interested in participating have through May 14th to visit the contest website, submit an entry form and upload a short video explaining how they make a difference. Starting May 16th, all qualifying entry videos will be posted on the contest website and voting will begin. The seven nonprofits to receive the most votes by May 31st will win a share of $125,000 according to the list below: • 1st place: $40,000 • 2nd place: $30,000 • 3rd place: $15,000 • 4th place – 7th place will each receive $10,000 Sanspree said she hopes people will jump behind the effort by making sure their favorite organizations enter the contest and then by encouraging friends and family to vote. “Nonprofits provide resources that no one else can or will; they stand in the gaps every day. This is a way for us to let them know they aren’t standing alone.” To learn more, visit the Wind Creek Hospitality Facebook page and search for Partners in Progress Video Contest. Check out the contest website at https://3bb86cf2.wishpondpages.com/partners-in-progress/ About Wind Creek Hospitality Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino as well as racetracks in Alabama and Florida. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents. ### FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Wind Creek Public Relations Team (251) 446-4293 PRTeam@windcreek.com