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January 14, 2003

LOTTERY HONORED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION COMMISSION

The Missouri Lottery has been awarded the Year 2003 Distinguished Organization Award by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri.  The award was given in recognition of the Missouri Lottery’s continuing efforts to exemplify Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals and commitments, as demonstrated in its many services to the greater St. Louis community.

The Missouri Lottery’s Minority & Women Business Program is designed to solicit and assist minority and women entrepreneurs who seek business contracts with the Lottery.

"We are very proud of this special recognition.  Over the years, we have taken an aggressive role in assisting the growth of minority-owned businesses," said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  "In the past fiscal year, the Lottery has contracted more than $3.3 million with minority business enterprises.

"The Lottery makes every effort to not only meet the goals of its Minority & Women Business Program, but to exceed them," continued Scroggins.

The Commission’s Year 2003 Distinguished Organization Awards ceremony is held annually to honor statewide organizations for exemplary efforts in demonstrating diversity in procurement and employment. 







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