Coeur Connections Continues with Tools 2 Schools Partnership

WORLEY, Idaho (July 22, 2020) — Coeur d’Alene Casino is partnering with KREM 2 and Communities in Schools for this year’s Tools 2 Schools fundraiser. Through the month of August, donations will be collected for school supplies, backpacks and other means of support for local children.
Coeur d’Alene Casino is offering $5 Extra Play Cash for every $5 donation made to Tools 2 Schools at the casino (maximum $10 EPC) as part of their Coeur Connections charity program introduced in June.
“We recently announced Coeur Connections in an effort to continue and enhance our community support,” said Laura Stensgar, CEO of Coeur d’Alene Casino. “We are also proud to continue our long partnership with KREM for Tools 2 Schools and bring more support and awareness to our local schools. There are so many unknowns going into this school year. These children will need our support more than ever.”
All donations will go to Communities in Schools and will help pay for needed school supplies including traditional items like pens and paper, plus extras like internet support, food and basic hygiene items.
“Like everything else right now, Tools 2 Schools will pivot to address new issues and work to provide whatever kids need to return to school in person or learn from home (or a combination of both),” said Laura Papetti, KREM 2 Community Marketing Director and Anchor. “We believe all kids should have the opportunity to learn and have the resources necessary to continue their education.”
Donations will be accepted from Aug. 1 to 31. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino and Coeur Connections, visit
About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering more than 1,300 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by (2012), and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit