Sycuan Casino Donates $50,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County Before Saturday’s John Ondrasik Charity Concert
Sycuan Casino presented a $50,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County before Saturday’s John Ondrasik charityconcert, a result of the show’s proceeds. The funds will benefit the charity’s Operation Bigs program, which joins children with parents in the military to volunteer “Bigs” who are in the military, retired or civilian.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County is incredibly grateful to Sycuan Casino and the Sycuan Tribal Council for sponsoring and hosting this benefit concert. The funds will provide life-changing, one to one mentoring services for local children of military families," said Tina Rose, director of marketing and events for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
The Five for Fighting front man performed his solo acoustic set just after Sycuan’s general manager, and former Little, John Dinius, presented the check to Rose. “The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is especially meaningful to me. Having been able to take advantage of their services as a Little when I was a child then getting to give back in my adulthood, I’ve seen first-hand how important their mission is. It’s great working for an organization like Sycuan who is so willing to provide to a great cause in a big way. We are very appreciative to Mr. Ondrasik for putting on a great show and providing us with an avenue to give back in a great way,” said Dinius.
Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace back in 1983. Now, 32 years later it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan now features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Non-smokers will also enjoy over 800 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego’s first and largest fully enclosed non-smoking room – complete with its own separate entrance and Paipa’s Surf & Turf buffet. The GameDay Sports Bar & Grill has 39 wide-screen TVs, including 5 90-inch TVs, bar-top slot machines, a stadium sized menu, over 30 beers on tap, the Party Pit complete with three blackjack tables, an extensive collection of sports memorabilia – and a high-energy atmosphere. Sycuan’s intimate 457-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round. Open 24 hours daily.
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For more than 100 years nationally and 55 locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, please visit sdbigs.org.