Boyd Gaming announces Trees of Hope winners

Vote now for Trees of Hope around town
Posted at 7:38 AM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 17:39:02-05

UPDATE ON DEC. 21: After more than 167,000 votes were cast from Nov. 28 through Dec. 17, Boyd Gaming announced the winners for Trees of Hope.

First place winners received $2,000, second place received $1,500, and those in third place got $1,000. The remaining charities each received $425.

A valleywide social media contest also awarded an additional $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 in cash to the top three charities respectively.

The competition results are below:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

  1. Children’s Heart Foundation
  2. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
  3. Horses 4 Heroes

Honorary Mentions: Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Leaders in Training

California Hotel and Casino

  1. University of Hawai’i Alumni Association & Friends
  2. P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)
  3. American Red Cross

Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation

Cannery Casino & Hotel

  1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  2. FIRST Nevada
  3. Keep Memory Alive

Honorary Mentions: USO Las Vegas, Street Dogz 

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  3. Wagging Tails Rescue

Honorary Mentions: Olive Crest

The Orleans Hotel and Casino

  1. The Public Education Foundation
  2. Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation
  3. 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

Honorary Mentions: Nevada PEP

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

  1. Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
  2. Desert Divas for Dogs
  3. Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas

Honorary Mentions: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Adams Place

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

  1. Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  2. Pawtastic Friends
  3. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Honorary Mentions: Boys Scouts of America Las Vegas Area Council, Hero School Initiatives

Social Media Competition

  1. P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)
  2. Pawtastic Friends
  3. Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation



Boyd Gaming's annual Trees of Hope competition is underway.

Local nonprofits have decorated trees at various properties around town in hopes of win cash prizes.

The trees can be seen at Aliante, California, Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam's Town and Suncoast.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite trees between Nov. 28 and Dec. 17. Votes will be collected at each property and on the Boyd Gaming Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the trees that receive the most votes on site and the trees that receive the most votes online. 

Some of the participating nonprofits are Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, P.A.W.S., FIRST Nevada, USO Las Vegas, Disabled American Veterans, Olive Crest, 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas, The Public Education Foundation, Desert Divas for Dogs and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada.