Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic Raises OVER $1 Million

Ameristar Casino and Hotel Kansas City Hosts Annual Event

Fall 2006 — The second annual Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic, hosted by Ameristar Casino and Hotel Kansas City, held September 12, 2006 at the top-ranked Staley Farms Golf Club, raised more than $1.1 million with the proceeds benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.  The golf tournament was presented by Ameristar Casinos and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, and was sponsored by more than 100 Ameristar vendors and business associates from across the country.  Title sponsors were Hensel Phelps Construction Company, International Game Technology and Walton Construction.  Ameristar created the annual tournament to provide its key vendors and business associates with an opportunity to make a significant contribution toward spinal cord injury research.

“Over the years, we have been fortunate to have many friends stand up for those who can’t. We appreciate the tremendous support and generosity of Ameristar Casinos and Craig H. Neilsen,” said Marc Buoniconti. “The Buoniconti Fund is delighted to be the beneficiary of this second annual tournament.”

“On behalf of all of the tournament sponsors, I am very pleased to make this donation to The Buoniconti Fund and the cutting-edge research it supports at The Miami Project,” said Craig H. Neilsen, Ameristar Chairman and CEO. “Their work is showing very promising results in finding a cure for paralysis and in improving the quality of life for those living with a spinal cord injury.”