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Tropicana’s Taste of the Quarter Raises $25,000 to Benefit United Way


Tropicana’s Taste of the Quarter Raises $25,000 to Benefit United Way


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 21, 2018) – On Monday, August 20, guests mixed, mingled, and savored dishes from Tropicana Atlantic City’s growing collection of dining and lounging establishments at the 11th Annual Taste of the Quarter. The signature foodie event raised $25,000 benefitting United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Atlantic County.

“This is Tropicana’s 11th year partnering with United Way and each year Taste of the Quarter grows to be bigger and more successful,” said Tropicana Atlantic City General Manager Steve Callender. “Last night, with the help of over 25 participating partners, countless volunteers, media personalities, key leaders and the support of our community, we raised $25,000 for United Way.”

New participating venues included Chelsea Five Gastropub and La Creperie. Returning favorites included Olón by award-winning chef Jose Garces, Carmine’s, P.F. Chang’s, The Palm, Rí Rá Irish Pub, Cuba Libre, and Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar. Radio personalities included Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG’s Eddie Davis; 97.3 ESPN’s Pete Thomson and Mike Gill; Cat Country 107.3’s Joe Kelly, Chelsea Corrine, and Jahna Michal; and SoJO 104.9’s Heather DeLuca and JV Joe.

“We are on a mission to end poverty in our region, and it’s critical work that we simply cannot do alone,” said Bill Golderer, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “Tropicana’s Taste of the Quarter is the perfect example of our community taking action to show that each of us can—and will—do more when we come together. We are grateful to Tropicana management, restaurant staff, celebrity chefs, attendees, and everyone who made this event possible. Thanks to you all, we are helping more youth succeed and more families and individuals become self-sufficient and thrive.”

Thank you to all of our participating celebrity chefs, organizers and partners:

Celebrity Chefs: Anthony Gargano, 97.5 The Fanatic; HughE Dillon, Philly ChitChat.

Local Organizations: Steve Callender, General Manager, Tropicana Atlantic City, John Emge, VP & Regional Executive Director United Way; James Curcio, Atlantic County Surrogate; Rich Helfant, Executive Director and CEO, Lucy the Elephant; Sharon D’Angio, Seashore Garden; Anthony Catanoso, Steel Pier; and Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2018 Suzie Neustadter.

Local Personalities: Scott Cronick, WOND 1400 and Press of Atlantic City; David Spatz, News Director, Longport Media; Pete Thompson and Mike Gill, 97.3 ESPN; Heather DeLuca and JV Joe, SoJO 104.9; Joe Kelly, Chelsea Corrine and Jahna Michal, Cat Country 107.3; Eddie Davis, Lite Rock 96.9; Whitney Ullman, GoToWhitney/FOX29; Harry Hurley, WPG 1450; Nick Pittman, SNJ Today; and Marc Berman, Eat, Drink & Be You Magazine.

Visit UnitedForImpact.org for more information about UWGPSNJ. 

Visit Tropicana.net for more information about Taste of the Quarter and other events at Tropicana Atlantic City.

About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring just under 2,400 hotel rooms and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana Atlantic City is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 26 restaurants, 25 shops, 20 bars and lounges, 4 pools, the Tropicana Showroom, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana Atlantic City was highlighted as one of the “Coolest Casinos in the World” by PopSugar. Casino Player Magazine has voted the TROP ADVANTAGE® Club as the “Best Players Club”.  In 2018, Tropicana Atlantic City’s Cabana Five Bar & Pool Deck was named the “No. 2 Best Hotel Pool” in the Nation by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Since 2013, Tropicana completed over $200 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, Garces restaurants, renovations to over 900 hotel rooms, casino and more.

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About Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,526 hotel rooms, 8,075 slot positions and 277 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. To learn more about Tropicana, visit Tropicanacasinos.com.

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