Sycuan Casino Resort donates $180,000 to 25 local charities

December 18, 2023
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The gift presentation was made during the 2023 Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony.

California’s Sycuan Casino Resort recently donated $180,000 to 25 different charities. The company presented the gifts during its 2023 Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony.

The charities are selected every year by Sycuan Tribal Council and the Sycuan Executive Team members. The group has held the Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony at Sycuan for more than 10 years.

Charitable organizations ranging from the arts and environment to social and health services have received donations from the Tribe.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Chairman Cody J. Martinez briefly explained the Tribe’s lengthy history with charitable giving and with the gift giving ceremony.

He commented, "The Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony was founded in 2006 and is something we look forward to each year.

"The event brings together many diverse organizations and change-makers that are making a major impact in the community. This year, we are honored to support more than 20 organizations with a variety of admirable causes."

Charities selected for this year’s giving ceremony included the Alzheimer's Association of San Diego, Alzheimer's San Diego, America's First Policy Institute, Bichon FurKids, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Children's Book Party, Church of the Immaculate Conception – Music Ministry, ElderHelp San Diego, Garden of Innocence, Gary Sinise Foundation San Diego, Grossmont High Music Program, Monarch School, NAMI San Diego, Ocean Discovery Institute, Postpartum Health Alliance, Rady Children's Hospital – Cancer Center, Rocking Horse Ranch, San Diego Youth Services, SAY San Diego, Sharp Guardian Angel – Shankar Sundaram, Skinny Gene Project, SOMBFAB – Some of My Best Friends are Bald, The Animal Pad, Thrive Outside San Diego/San Diego Foundation and Urban Street Angels.

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