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Jeff Favre Wins Man & Youth Award

For Immediate Release

Fri, Nov 17, 2017


Jennifer See



Erie, PA – Presque Isle Downs and Casino’s General Manager, Jeff Favre, was named the 2017 Man and Youth Award Winner by the Boys & Girls Club of Erie.


The criteria for the Man & Youth Award, which is the highest award given to a local volunteer by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the local criteria can vary somewhat from Club to Club. The local Erie Chapter criteria are as follows:


  • An individual who has made a difference in the community; has made the community a better place.
  • An individual who has had an impact, qualitatively or financially, on the Club itself, and in turn, on the kids the Club serves.
  • An individual who is a person of good character and who is respected by colleagues and others in the community at large.
  • An individual who is a role model to youth in the Club and other kids in the community.


Favre, who has been the General Manager of the Erie casino since February of 2014, accepted the award from Owen McCormick, who serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Erie.


“Jeff’s got a heart of gold and once he learned that the mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to help the most vulnerable children in our community, he was all in. Over the past three years, Jeff has risen to be one of our top fundraisers. In 2016, Jeff won the Kiss a Pig Contest by raising the most money for the Boys and Girls Club. This award was well deserved,” stated Owen McCormick of Favre.


“Kevin O’Sullivan, the Assistant General Manager at Presque Isle Downs, serves as on the Board of Directors placed second this year in our Kiss a Pig Contest. Although Kevin fell just short of first, the Kiss a Pig Program has raised over $200,000 to help provide much needed programs for the kids in our community. Both Jeff and Kevin provide creativity and ingenuity in addition to their own money and fundraising abilities. They continue to bring new ideas and additional opportunities to raise funds for our region,” said McCormick.


“It is my honor to accept the highest award from such an amazing organization that does so many positive things for our community. The truth of the matter is, the kids are the real winners here,” stated Favre.


Presque Isle Downs and Casino has raised a total of $70,946.06 for the Boys and Girls Club of Erie over the past two years.


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About Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino features live poker, table games, slots, entertainment and live thoroughbred horse racing, and simulcast racing. The casino features the latest technology and amenities designed for guest comfort and expectations. It also features a state-of-the-art seven table poker room which offers tableside dining in a smoke free environment. The property also features four restaurants, including the award-winning LBV Steak & Pasta and The Brew Brothers, the newest addition to the Erie casino which offers spectacular seating section to watch live thoroughbred racing. The Brew Brothers features 30 beers on tap and live entertainment.


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