SE Kansas Casino Helps With Back-to-School Expenses

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Parents of students in Sumner County public schools are hitting the jackpot as they prepare for the new school year, thanks to the state's newest casino.

The Wichita Eagle ( reports the Kansas Star Casino is giving $100 prepaid VISA rewards cards to each student in Mulvane and Sumner County schools to help pay for back-to-school supplies.

That's about 6,000 students who have received the cards, while the casino plans to start giving out $500 cards to any of the 425 full-time teachers who apply for them.

The money is part of the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund, which is completely funded by the casino. The fund already has given out $368,000 to 2012 graduating seniors in the form of $1,000 scholarships.
Information from: The Wichita Eagle,

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