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A Holiday Charity Success: Batavia Downs Raises $7,500 for Community Outreach

On December 13th, a holiday movie event sponsored by Batavia Downs was held at the historic Riviera Theater in North Tonawanda. The event proved to be a tremendous success. Along with 21 local restaurants that donated 10% of their proceeds from the night, more than $7,500 was raised for the Twin Cities Community Outreach. This money was presented to the organization on Thursday, in time for them to use it to support their work during the Christmas season.

Batavia Downs Riviera Theatre Charity North Tonawanda Henry Wojtaszek

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel's President and CEO, Henry Wojtaszek, expressed his pleasure at being able to provide the donation to Community Outreach just before Christmas. The gesture aligns with the mission of Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB), which is to aid Niagara County in supporting cultural and artistic institutions via its Cultural Endowment Fund. Over the years, WROTB has generously contributed more than $240 million to its 15 county and two city members since it was established in the early 1970s.


Wojtaszek was accompanied by several well-known local officials as the funds were presented to Bobbie Seekins and Linda Finikin from Community Outreach at the Riviera Theater. These officials included Niagara County Legislators Randy Bradt, Rich Andres, Jesse Gooch and North Tonawanda Councilmen Joe Marranca and Joe Lavey.

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