Sycuan Donates $25,000 to San Diego Pride June 29, 2023 Sycuan Casino Resort proudly donated $25,000 to San Diego Pride to ensure they can fulfill their mission in serving the LGBTQ+ community year-round on Thursday, June 29. Sycuan’s support of SD Pride dates back to 2014. This year marks Sycuan’s seventh year participating in the Pride Parade on July 15, and the first year joining the Festival. 100 marchers are expected to join Team Sycuan in this year’s parade event. ABOUT SAN DIEGO PRIDE Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, we produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs. San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage, sponsorships and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally and globally. For more information on San Diego Pride visit www.sdpride.org/. ABOUT SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for more than 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, Sycuan Casino Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations. The Tribe also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development and diversification effort. The tribe is a major investor in and owner of the 30th Major League Soccer (MLS) team that was awarded to the city of San Diego in 2023, becoming the first native American tribe to be part-owner of any men’s major league sports franchise. They purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; developed the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City; and constructed and operates the Sycuan Market and convenience store. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 3,500 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com.