On Tuesday afternoon, June 8, Trump Taj Mahal designated Pennsylvania Avenue, between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk, as Ray Kot Place.
The dedication ceremony was attended by Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, Councilman William “Speedy” Marsh, Councilman Marty Small, Councilman Frank Gilliam, Taj Mahal General Manager Rosalind Krause, Trump Entertainment Resorts CEO Mark Juliano, and Ray Kot’s wife and son, Nancy and Drew Kot.
The City of Atlantic City announced it would designate Pennsylvania Avenue, between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk, as Ray Kot Place during the Ray Kot
Memorial Park dedication ceremony held in October 2009. The memorial park is located on Pacific Avenue, between Pennsylvania and Virginia avenues and adjacent to the grand entrance of the Taj. It honors the longtime Taj shift manager who worked hard for everything he achieved in his 57 years before being slain by a deranged gunman, Mark Magee of Norristown, Pa., in May 2009. Ironically, the day before Ray Kot Place was unveiled Tuesday, Magee pled guilty to the crime in a court of law and faces a minimum of 30 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Ray Kot’s fondest dream was that his son Drew would have the opportunity to pursue his life’s goals through a college education. If you would like to contribute to his education, please send donations to:
Trump Taj Mahal Ray Kot Memorial Fund to benefit Drew Kot
c/o TD Bank
15 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Attention: Tara Hill