EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A Metro East casino gave back to its local Girl Scouts Tuesday.

DraftKings at Casino Queen purchased 3,000 Girl Scout cookies from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. That’s a total of a total sum of $15,000 that will benefit Girl Scout Outreach Programs serving girls from kindergarten to 8th grade in Metro East school districts.

"As a girl scout when I was younger, I really recognized the need of what Girl Scouts does for the community. They create good leadership skills and good life skills that today I still use, so we're excited to provide this money to them,” said Amanda Hass with DraftKings at Casino Queen.

A total of 13 local schools take part in the Girl Scout Outreach Program.

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