On Wednesday, June 13, Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation proudly presented a $250,000 to the Dehesa School District.
More than a year ago, the school district approached the Sycuan Tribe with various facility needs for which they lack sufficient funding. Sycuan is excited to help support and underwrite most of these costs.
“Sycuan has always been a good neighbor and has been involved with the Dehesa School District for decades,” said Mark Zacovic, vice president of the Dehesa School Board. “When it comes to California public school funding, something this significant is really, really special.”
“We have a very long history with the Dehesa School District as we’ve had five generations of Tribal children attend this school,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “We will continue to support their initiatives and we hope that our contribution will go a long way.”
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, the Sycuan Casino and 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, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park; and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com.