Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Unveils Designated Parking Spaces for Disabled American Veterans with “Black Hawk Down” Inspiration Michael Durant
Monday, 11/19/2012, 10:00 am –
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Just one week after Veteran’s Day was observed across the nation, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is proud to unveil special designated parking areas for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on Monday, November 19 at 10 a.m. The covered parking spaces will be located on the third level of the new environmentally friendly garage featuring solar energy and green technology.
The ceremony will include several special guest speakers, including Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, DAV of Vietnam and former Commander Chapter 133 Chuck McLaughlin, as well as the man whose life inspired the best-selling book and Academy Award-winning film “Black Hawk Down,” Michael Durant. Following the heartfelt presentation, the award-winning Fresh Harvest will provide a mouthwatering and nutritious meal to numerous invited veterans in gratitude of their patriotism and service.
Durant served in the United States Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne, known as the “Night Stalkers,” and was the pilot of a Black Hawk helicopter that was fired upon and subsequently crashed during a combat operation in Somalia in 1993. After a street battle, he was captured and held prisoner for 11 days and was badly injured. The events were recounted in Mark Bowden’s book “Black Hawk Down” and Ridley Scott’s movie of the same name. Durant has since turned his experiences into a powerful story of survival and inspiration for all as a renowned speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “In the Company of Heroes” and “The Night Stalkers.”
“Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is committed to supporting and giving back to those who have served our country,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. “There are many veterans in our community, and we are proud to dedicate these special parking spaces solely to them in honor of their service.”
The 1.2 million-member DAV is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique interests. The DAV’s Voluntary Services Program operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide veterans free rides to and from medical facilities and improve care and morale for sick and disabled veterans.
DAV members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues, to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans, the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
For more information, please call 954-977-6700 or visit online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or www.facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek.
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
The all-new Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is South Florida’s hottest place to play. With its recent $150 million expansion, the entertainment destination now features 65 table games of live Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride and Spanish 21 plus a High-Limit area and lounge on a 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The new second floor non-smoking Stax Poker Lounge offers high stakes no-limit action including Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi Lo tournaments. More than 2,300 Las Vegas-style slots include Wide-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Three new restaurants – the upscale NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli – join the award winning Fresh Harvest, Nectar Lounge and Sunset Grill. Taking total guest enjoyment to a new level is The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat concert venue, and the revolutionary Player’s Club showcasing an innovative and immersive experience eliminating wait times. An environmentally friendly garage with solar energy and green art technology offers 2,400 covered parking spaces. An adjacent transportation hub is outfitted with valet service and a bus lounge for ultimate comfort and guest convenience. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954-977-6700, visit us online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or www.facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo.