Wheels and Reels: An Outdoor Movie Event for Toys for Tots

Gun Lake Casino announces an outdoor family friendly movie event, taking place on November 08, 2020 to celebrate a heartfelt holiday initiative.

Toys for Tots, sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve, provides the gift of new toys, helping to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, an increased number of Michigan families are in need of assistance to provide Christmas gifts for their children.

“Gun Lake Casino has been an ongoing and loyal sponsor of Toys for Tots for many years. In 2019, over $35,000 in new toys were collected for children of Michigan at Gun Lake Casino,” said Jeff LaFrance, director of marketing for Gun Lake Casino. “This year, the number of parents in need of support has grown tremendously. We are hopeful that through our ongoing efforts, Gun Lake Casino will be able to alleviate some of the stress local families feel this holiday season.”

To kick off the annual initiative, Gun Lake Casino will host “Wheels and Reels”, an outdoor fundraiser for all ages. From the comfort of their car, families may watch showings of holiday themed movies, the first at 6:00 p.m. and the second at 9:00 p.m. The large, double sided screen will be located at the west entrance of the casino where guests will be welcomed by the Marine Corps Reserve ready to collect new, unwrapped toy donations.

Beginning on October 26, 2020, those wishing to support Toys for Tots may purchase tickets at Event tickets must be purchased online, prior to the start of the movie. For a minimum donation of $15 per vehicle, every ticket will include a package of concession style snacks. All proceeds raised at the event will be used to purchase toys for this holiday season.

Following the family event, until the end of November, guests with new unwrapped gifts, accompanied by a receipt, may receive up to $50 in free slot play for their donation. Gun Lake Casino will participate in the collection of toys for local children until December 15, 2020. For more information, please visit or the rewards centers located within the casino.

About Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The casino features over 2,200 slot machines, 47 table games, a 225-seat café, and a 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges, and live entertainment.

Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi. For more information, visit