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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino donates $29,310 to Tahoe Fund

Staff report

On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe presented the nonprofit Tahoe Fund with a donation of $29,310.

The donation reportedly came from $1 donations from hotel stays during the resort's first season of operation through a program called Green Bucks, which the Fund promotes to help restore and improve the Tahoe environment.

"Hard Rock Lake Tahoe is a great addition to our community," said Tim Cashman, chair of the Tahoe Fund Board. "It is terrific to have their support in our efforts to preserve this wonderful mountain environment. We are so thankful they chose to join more than 20 other businesses in the region who are adding dollar donations to their guests' bills to support Tahoe."

Green Bucks is a partner program between the Fund and Truckee River Watershed Council that aims to harness the passion of visitors and residents to help care for Lake Tahoe's extraordinary environment. Through Green Bucks, local businesses allow guests to add donations to lift tickets, hotel rooms, golf rounds and meals.

"It is a real pleasure to present this check to the Tahoe Fund," said Jon Park, who, together with his brother David, owns the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, located on Tahoe's South Shore. "Our family has called this area home for generations. It is important to us to continue to contribute to the community in a positive way, and this includes protecting its natural environment."

Since 2010, Tahoe Fund donors have provided funding for more than a dozen projects including watershed restoration, new bike paths, state park improvements, and environmental education initiatives.

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