Caesars Windsor will be the setting of a super heroic event on September 17. The casino announced a partnership with Easter Seals and their Drop Zone fundraising event, which will showcase Canadians descending down the Caesar Windsor Augustus Tower.
Augustus Tower measures at approximately 114 metres and volunteers who raise at least $1,500 will scale down the tower to help “rescue” local children. All participants will wear equipment provided by Easter Seals, which is designed to automatically lock if people scale too quickly or let go of the rope.
Easter Seals released a statement describing the Windsor casino fundraiser as “a dizzying, knee-shaking, pulse-pounding 27-storey rappel down the outside of Augustus Tower of Caesars Windsor, while astonished onlookers gaze up into the sky in amazement.”
Easter Seals is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life, self-determination, and esteem of Canadian citizens who live with physical or mental disabilities. The Drop Zone event is held in cities across the country and since 2005 over 6,000 participants, considered “superheroes” by the children, raised over $6 million.
Windsor Drop Zone co-chair David Lenz says Easter Seals is particularly proud of the partnership with Caesars Windsor casino. Easter Seals was founded around the Windsor area in 1922, and was eager to host a fundraising event near the site of the organization’s foundation. Lenz says the goal of the Windsor chapter is to attract over 80 superheroes, and raise at least $100,000 for local children living with disabilities.
“There are those thrill-seekers who like these kinds of event and this is perfect for them. But at the same time, this raises money for a good charity.”
Kevin Laforet, CEO of Caesars Windsor, says the casino is proud to be “the backdrop” of Easter Seals Windsor fundraiser. The city is one of 17 regions hosting an Easter Seals fundraiser this year.