Sycuan’s 28th Charity Golf Tournament September 10, 2018 Sycuan Donates $100,000 to Four Charities Sycuan’s 28th Charity Golf Tournament was held on September 6 at the Sycuan Golf Resort. Four charities each received $25,000 for a total of $100,000. “We are very happy to support the local community and raise over $100,000 for four great charities,” said Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The donations go a long way for these organizations and is another step in the Kumeyaay spirit of giving.” The recipients were Boys & Girls Club of Kumeyaay Nation Wellness, Kumeyaay Heritage Preservation Conservancy, Project Rebound and San Diego 350 Climate Change Action. Boys & Girls Club of Kumeyaay Nation Wellness “It’s because of donations like these that we are able to continue our programs that allow kids to learn and grow in a safe, drug and bully-free environment,” said Laura Caswell, COO, Southern Indian Health Council. “We’re able to provide educational and interactive activities to help support their higher education goals and be productive and responsible citizens. Thank you Sycuan.” Boys & Girls Clubs offer opportunities to provide Native youth with ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, a safe place to learn and grow, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences and, most of all, hope and opportunity. Native Clubs strengthen their youth’s cultural identity through programming that explicitly promotes positive youth growth and development along critical cultural, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical dimensions through viable and sustainable organizations. BGCA Native Services is a dedicated group of leaders that works tirelessly to provide culturally relevant support to Boys & Girls Clubs on Native Lands. They are committed to addressing the challenges and issues unique to Native communities while celebrating their unique strengths. Boys & Girls Club of Kumeyaay Nation Wellness serves the La Posta Reservation community. For more information visit http://sihc.org/wellness-services/boys-girls-club/. KHPC- Kumeyaay Heritage Preservation Conservancy “As a member of this organization, I am really grateful to Sycuan for this donation,” said Brandon Linton, Vice President of KHPC. “One of our goals is to build a sustainable organization for future generations and this contribution is going to go a long way.” The mission of the Kumeyaay Heritage Preservation Committee (KHPC) is to preserve our heritage, spirituality and cultural resources within the unceded Kumeyaay Nation territory. These services include providing technical assistance and management capacity For the Nation’s resources. The KHPC provides an official forum sanctioned by the bands of the Kumeyaay Nation to provide and educate the community with historical accuracy. KHPC is committed to defending and protecting all that is sacred and secure the substantial spiritual foundation given from our elders for the future generations to come. Project Rebound “I am formally incarcerated myself and as you can imagine this means a great deal to me and everyone behind me that is paying it forward,” said Llewelyn Labio, Treasurer, Project Rebound Student Alliance. “The Sycuan organization is another example of giving and I want to thank them for being an inspiration and example to all of us.” By making higher education more accessible and supporting formerly incarcerated students to excel in a course of study, Project Rebound has created an alternative to the revolving door policy of mass incarceration. We are committed to demonstrating the central importance and the possibility of meeting the needs of our students, who often face a broad array of challenges that have until now, caused them to be left behind. For more information visit https://spa.sdsu.edu/index.php/students/project-rebound. San Diego 350 Climate Change Action “We couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to have the support of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation,” said Masada Disenhouse, President and Founding Member, SanDiego350. “We’ve partnered with the tribe on several initiatives and really respect their commitment to protecting the environment for future generations.” SanDiego350 is an inclusive volunteer organization devoted to inspiring a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice. We strive to create a future that supports a livable planet and just society through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action. For more information visit https://sandiego350.org/.