SugarHouse Casino presented its annual $1m contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District during the Penn Treaty SSD Community Service Awards this week. The latest $1m payment brings SugarHouse’s total contribution to Penn Treaty SSD to $6.7m.

Since 2009, Penn Treaty SSD has received a yearly contribution from SugarHouse Casino and, through grants, distributes the money to benefit residents of Olde Richmond, Fishtown, South Kensington and Northern Liberties. The organisation uses the casino funds to sponsor community activities and make physical improvements to parks and other infrastructure, and also provides financial assistance to deserving local groups.

“SugarHouse is proud to continue to support and partner with the Penn Treaty SSD,” said Cheryl Duhon, general manager. “It has done a wonderful job of consistently working to better our community, and we are glad to contribute to these projects.”

At the presentation ceremony, Penn Treaty SSD honored individuals and organizations for their outstanding service benefiting the neighborhoods surrounding the casino. “Each year, we are honored to present these awards to individuals and organizations that are making a difference in our community,” said Penn Treaty SSD board chairman Rich Levins. “And thank you to SugarHouse for its continued support in this effort.”