Scioto Downs Receives "2014 Creating Opportunity" Award Today
For Immediate ReleaseThu, Dec 11, 2014
Columbus, OH – December 11, 2014 – Scioto Downs Racino was one of only 15 companies statewide to
receive the 2014 Creating Opportunity award from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD).
OOD announced on November 13, 2014 the creation of an annual business recognition program, the
Opportunity Awards, to honor companies who are committed to employment opportunities for individuals
with disabilities. OOD presented the certificate to Scioto Downs Racino this afternoon. Scioto Downs
started working with this organization along with the Pickaway County of Developmental Disabilities
(PCDD) in early 2014 to create such job opportunities. Several PCDD members joined the staff and have
been working in a variety of departments since early March 2014.
Scioto Downs first set up a job fair and resume training session back in February 2014 for these
individuals. They applied for and interviewed for current jobs posted on the Scioto Downs website. It
allowed them to gain the real world experience they desired. At the end of the day, many were hired,
primarily in the Food & Beverage and Facilities departments. Since their hire dates, they have proven to
be loyal and hard-working team members and several have transferred to other departments or have been
Scioto Downs also received an “Employment First” award through PCDD back in August 2014 and two
team members received awards including the “Determination Award” and “Rising Star Award” at their
Business Awards Night held in Circleville, Ohio.
About Scioto Downs Racino
Scioto Downs Racino, Ohio’s first Racino, features over 2,100 video lottery terminal games, seasonal live
harness horse racing, year-round simulcast wagering, an array of dining options and live entertainment.
With a long history or horse racing, Scioto Downs has been bringing gaming to the community for over
50 years. As the first Racino to open in June 2012, Scioto Downs introduced the latest in gaming
technology to central Ohio and continues to bring the best and most popular games to the property. Scioto
Downs offers world-class entertainment in a customer friendly atmosphere.