Sycuan Casino Resort Celebrates Pride!

July 17, 2021

Sycuan Casino Resort proudly showed its support for the LGBTQ+ community with a recent $5,000 donation to San Diego Pride, an on-site team member rainbow flag raising event and a poolside drag show.

$5,000 Donation to San Diego Pride

Sycuan Casino Resort proudly presented $5,000 to San Diego Pride in support of their virtual event “Pride Live” that took place on Saturday, July 17. Sycuan has been a proud sponsor of the San Diego Pride Parade for many years

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Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Sycuan Casino Resort held an internal rainbow flag raising ceremony for Team Members.  The event included a solo performance from the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) and several speeches from the Sycuan Tribal Council and leadership team discussing Sycuan’s longstanding support for the LGBTQ+ community and its new DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) committee.

“Since becoming the General Manager at Sycuan Casino Resort, I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing team members with very diverse backgrounds,” said Rob Cinelli, general manager at Sycuan Casino Resort. “I believe this diversity is really what makes our team so talented and is what makes Sycuan special. Leadership starts from the top and as a leader, my commitment to everyone here today and to our team as a whole, is to ensure that everyone is seen, heard and represented equally each and every day.”

“OUT” at Retreat Pool & Cabanas

On Sunday, July 11, Sycuan also celebrated San Diego Pride with “OUT” at Retreat Pool & Cabanas for a pride-filled day at the pool. Retreat had Deejay Al from Channel 93.3 spinning live and a poolside Drag performance hosted by MZ Perez featuring Vivian Prowl, Jazmyn Simone, Reina Shine and Glen Allen.

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