A Dubuque casino today donated $50,000 to a local nonprofit supporting area youth. 

Officials from Diamond Jo Casino delivered a check to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque to commemorate the contribution. 

Diamond Jo Vice President and General Manager Wendy Runde said the casino made the one-time contribution in hopes of recognizing the important work the club carried out amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, she cited the nonprofit's efforts to distribute meals to the needy at a time when the virus was disrupting the organization's normal services. 

Runde said the funds will help the club tackle key initiatives, including upgrades to its game room, updates to its technology and improvements to its sports programming. 

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