Pride Industries and Red Hawk Casino have been working together for 10 years now. Roughly 30 people have been placed in jobs at Red Hawk Casino through Pride Industries. Some of these employees have been what the casino calls Day 1 employees - those who started at the casino the day the casino opened about 10 years ago. Pride Industries creates paths to employment for people with disabilities.
Matthew Hartzell is a valued employee and is a young man with ADHD. He faced challenges in school and understanding boundaries. However, he has worked hard with his coaches at Pride Industries as well as the staff at Red Hawk Casino. As a result he has been employed by the Casino for more than 9 years.
Listen to the interview with Matthew and Chef Robert Rossen: