Dover Downs receives Above and Beyond Award

At the presentation of the Above & Beyond Award to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino are (l-r) Frank Ingraham, state chair of Delaware ESGR; Dover Downs' Dawn Walker, HR generalist; and Greg Gyarmati, Human Resources director. SOURCE SUBMITTED
September 5, 2013

The Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an office of the Department of Defense, presented to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino the Above and Beyond Award at ESGR’s annual awards banquet held Aug. 14 at the property. The award recognizes employers who go beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing Guard and Reserve employees with additional, nonmandated benefits.

The national award is given in limited numbers by state committees to employers who have had at least one of their supervisors or managers recognized with a Patriot Award and who have signed or agree to sign a statement of support. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino signed statements of support in 2006 and 2011.

The award was presented by Frank Ingraham, state chair for Delaware ESGR and accepted on behalf of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino by employees Greg Gyarmati, Human Resources director, and Dawn Walker, HR generalist.  Walker was also presented with the Patriot Award in recognition for her outstanding support of employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve.

ESGR is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of guardsmen and reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, call 800-336-4590 or visit

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 41,500 square feet of multiuse event space. For more information, go to