U.S. Capitol Serves as the Festival Backdrop on June 12 at 12:00 PM


Washington, D.C., May 12, 2016 – Live! Casino returns for a second year as a Presidential Sponsor in addition to Presenting Sponsor of the Capital Pride Festival, which will be held on Sunday, June 12, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., and located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW. The U.S. Capitol serves as the iconic backdrop to the Pride Festival, which is DC’s largest annual one-day event with more than 200,000 visitors and nearly 300 sponsor and vendor exhibits.


The Capital Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino provides a full day of interesting activities including musical entertainment on three stages, a waterslide, acrobatic and aerial performers, a living art-creation exhibit, numerous food and beverage vendors, plus the diverse patrons from the national capital region.


“As Maryland’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, Live! Casino fully embraces this year’s Pride Celebration theme, ‘Make Magic Happen.’ It’s something we do 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Mario Maesano, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Maryland Live! Casino. “We’re so proud to share in this celebration, not just as a sponsor, but as allies for the LGBTA community here and around the world.”


Live! Casino is dedicated to forging strong partnerships with local organizations that service and impact the Washington, D.C. metro region like the Capital Pride Alliance. This partnership is a three-year commitment by Live! Casino to support the Capital Pride Alliance’s mission.


Pride at Live! Casino will also extend beyond the festival throughout the month of June with events, promotions, and entertainment galore with over $150,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.


“We are thrilled to have Live! Casino as our Capital Pride Festival Presenting Sponsor,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “Their involvement in the LGBTA community and commitment to diversity is truly inspiring. We are honored to work together with Live! Casino as we strive to achieve our mission of education, motivation, and celebration.”


The Pride Festival’s diverse community participation is reflected in an equally diverse array of sponsorships and partnerships, from local community groups and organizations, to national and international corporations, from Whitman-Walker Health and the Human Rights Campaign, to Marriott, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.


Live! Casino is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where they live and do business as a major employer. Live! Casino embraces a culture where commitment to community involvement and corporate philanthropy are a top priority and encourages team members to volunteer and become active members in their own communities with local organizations that are important to them. Through sponsorship, donation of goods and in-kind services, and volunteerism, they generously support a variety of deserving charitable organizations and programs that promote diversity, community development, human services, environmental protection, and responsible gaming.

For more information on the Capital Pride Festival and the complete schedule of events during the 2016 Celebration of Pride In The Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton, visit the Capital Pride website at, or contact Peter Morgan at (202) 719-5304, Ext. 703.


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The Capital Pride Alliance, located in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and allies through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity, including the annual Pride Parade and Street Festival in our Nation’s Capital. The Capital Pride Alliance produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in North America with more than 350,000 attendees in 2015. As the LGBTA Pride Celebration representing the Nation’s Capital, they strive to be a beacon of hope and solidarity for cities and communities around the country and the world. Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube, and Instagram (