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Indiana Grand donates $40,000 to annual SCUFFY drive

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino announced a $40,000 donation Monday to the annual Shelby County United Fund For You (SCUFFY) fundraising drive.


“Indiana Grand has a longstanding partnership with SCUFFY, and it is important to us to contribute our level of support for such a worthy cause,” said Mike Rich, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Indiana Grand, in a media release. “Our team members also get involved in the process and donate through a few promotions we hold here at our facility. These funds help so many individuals in our community and we are glad to assist with this annual drive.”


SCUFFY’s 2021 goal is to raise $860,000. Nearly $700,000 has been raised so far by drive chair Drew Little and co-chair Ricca Macklin.


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SCUFFY executive director Alecia Gross, second from left, was presented with a donation from Indiana Grand Racing & Casino on April 28. Participating in the presentation were Indiana Grand Senior VP and General Manager Mike Rich, SCUFFY board member Deannette Pryor, Guest Services Manager Casey Gideon, VP of Marketing Elena Lisle and jockey DeShawn Parker.


Funds raised in the drive go directly to 12 member agencies, including Boys & Girls Club of America, Girls Inc., The Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts, USO, Cancer Association of Shelby County, Project Clothes for Kids, Crossroads of America Council for Boys Scouts, Turning Point Domestic Violence, Shelby Senior Services, and National Head Start Association.


A total of 85 cents for every dollar raised is allotted to these organizations.


“Indiana Grand is one of our strongest partners,” said Alecia Gross, Executive Director of SCUFFY. “We appreciate all they do for us and the community.”


The 2021 SCUFFY drive ends soon. To make a donation, visit www.scuffy.org.