Sycuan Presents $175,000 to 25 Charities

December 9, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, Sycuan Casino Resort presented a total of $175,000 to 25 different charities during its 2021 Annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony.

Each December, members of the Sycuan Tribal Council and leadership team individually select a charity to support on behalf of Sycuan. This year’s celebration marks Sycuan’s 15th Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony. Over the years, the event has supported hundreds of diverse nonprofit organizations ranging from social and health services to the arts and the environment.

“We always look forward to this time of year, because it brings an added opportunity to share support from Sycuan with the real difference-makers in our region,” said Cody J. Martinez, chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The year’s event is by far the biggest gift giving event we have ever done at Sycuan and we are honored to donate $175,000 in support of a variety of very important causes. We’d like to thank each of these organizations for their dedication to our community and wish them continued success in the new year.”

Full list of charities (A-Z): Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s San Diego, American Suicide Prevention Foundation – San Diego, AP 2020 – Cajon Valley School District, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, BBBS, California Indian Legal Services, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Choice Harvest Worship Center, ElderHelp of San Diego, Frosted Faces Animal Rescue, Gary Sinise Foundation, Islamic Center of San Diego, JDRF San Diego Chapter, Project AWARE Enterprises, San Diego Center for the Blind, San Diego Equality Business Association, San Diego Rise Up, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy, Shelter to Soldier, Skinny Gene Project, Surfrider Foundation San Diego County, The San Diego LGBT Community Center SD, Westsiders Urban Outreach and WillStrong Cancer Foundation.