Sycuan gives big boost to charities

EL CAJON, CA, December 8, 2022 | The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort held their annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Sycuan’s Tribal Council and Executive Committee donated $187,000 to various organizations in need from around San Diego. (Chadd Cady / Sycuan Casino Resort)

Sycuan Casino Resort presented $187,000 to 28 charities during its 2022 Annual Holiday Gift Giving ceremony on Dec. 8. This is Sycuan’s sixteenth holiday giving ceremony, providing hundreds of nonprofit organizations from social and health services to the arts and environment.

“This event is always such a special one, because members of our team are given the opportunity to select a charity partner that is meaningful to them,” said Cody Martinez, chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in a press release. “Our event this year is also very exciting, because we’ve broken another record making 2022 the biggest Gift Giving Ceremony we’ve ever had. We are honored and proud to support these organizations that are making a positive difference in our community every single day.”

Each December, members of the Sycuan Tribal Council and leadership team individually select a charity to support on behalf of Sycuan.

Full list of charities: Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego, Alzheimer’s San Diego, Andre Reed Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego County, California Indian Legal Services, Center for Community Solutions, Choice Harvest Worship Center, East County Transitional Living Center, ElderHelp San Diego, Gary Sinise Foundation San Diego, Jackson and Cameron Clark Foundation, JDRF San Diego, Outdoor Outreach Project, AWARE Enterprises, Rady Children’s Hospital – Cancer Center, Re- Open San Diego, San Diego Harbor Police Foundation Stop Human Trafficking Now, Skinny Gene Project, J. Moss Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, The Animal Pad, The Project HEAL, ROCK CHURCH – East County Campus, The San Diego LGBT Community Center SD, The San Diego Library Foundation, United Through Reading, Urban Street Angels and We See You.


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