California: Pechanga golf tourney raises $200,000 for charity

May 14, 2024 7:59 PM
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  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
May 14, 2024 7:59 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports

The recently concluded Pechanga Charity Golf Classic raised $200,000 for four Southern California charities. The Riverside University Health System Foundation, the SAFE Family Justice Center, Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, and the Kee Cha-E-Nar Corporation will each receive $50,000.

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“Every year I look forward to seeing our community come together to support these invaluable service organizations,” said Pechanga Development Corporation President Ken Perez in a statement. “For 25 years now, Pechanga has had the honor of hosting this annual tournament and supporting our neighbors with important resources and services that help our community thrive.”

During its 25-year history, the golf tournament hosted by the Pechanga Band has raised over $2 million for charities in the Temecula, California, area.

This year’s recipients are:

  • The Riverside University Health System Foundation, which serves the region’s 2.35 million residents through the RUHS Behavioral Health and Public Health agencies, and its 14 community-based health clinics.
  • The SAFE (Safe Alternatives for Everyone) Justice Center, which provides services for children and families who are at rise of abuse and violence in Southwest Riverside County.
  • Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, a provider of educational, emotional, and financial support, including youth development, social programs, and emergency food relief, for the Camp Pendleton military community.
  • Kee Cha-E-Nar Corporation, which provides support for advocacy programs, response efforts and other communications that address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Donated funds go to the MMIP Policy Fund, Yurok MMIP work, and group healing sessions.