Donations benefit local schools, outreach programs 

DURANT, Okla. - Choctaw Casinos & Resorts donated over 23,000 high quality bath towels to schools and outreach programs across Choctaw Nation. 

The resorts often make donations to outreach programs, but the towel donation was a first. Choctaw Casinos & Resorts replaced bath towels, leaving over 23,000 towels in great condition available for donation. These towels were distributed to elders, youth programs, community centers and local schools in October.  

The donations will help support students, athletic programs, FFA programs, pre-K, kindergarten, early childhood centers, cafeteria and EVS needs. They will also go to assist in tribal programs, such as the Antlers Food Distribution Center. 

“We wanted to give the Nation and our communities the opportunity to benefit from Choctaw Casinos & Resorts towel program change,” said Grant Hirata, corporate director of hotel operations. “What made this donation special is that all the product that went to the schools and outreach organizations is perfectly usable product in that’s still in great shape.”  

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts also partners with Choctaw Fixed Assets and Tribal Outreach Services to make monthly donations to outreach programs throughout Choctaw Nation. 

About Choctaw Casinos & Resorts   

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 208,000 tribal members and 12,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos feature a variety of gaming, hotel and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma. Locations include Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. The Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant underwent a $500 million expansion in August 2021 that added 1,000 more rooms and created 1,000 new jobs. In addition to the increased room capacity, the Sky Tower also features an expanded non-smoking gaming floor and fresh amenities such as new pools, a parking garage, retail space, entertainment options and dining venues. For more information, visit