3-year-old Summer Marchante Gives to Salvation Army
Murrieta, CA (December 8, 2014) – Salvation Army Major Marcelino “Butch” Soriano loves kettle season. Each of the last three years, he’s participated in the national World Record Bell Ringing Competition, achieving a new record last year. He, Captain Jim Brickson of Albert Lea, Minn. and Andre Thompson of Tyler, Texas agreed to stop ringing at 105 hours.
There’s no official national competition this year, but Soriano refuses to lay down his bell. He has started the attempt to set a new world record for the longest continuous hand bell-ringing by an individual with a goal of 150 hours. He began at 4:00 AM Monday, December 8 and is planning to finish on Sunday, December 14 at 10:00 AM. He hopes to raise awareness for The Salvation Army’s 124th Red Kettle Campaign and kick off a historic new year for the Army.
“My goal is set for 150 hours because I’m excited to highlight the Army’s upcoming anniversary in 2015. I want to ring the bell for an hour to mark each year that The Salvation Army has been on the march, doing good for people around the world,” says Soriano. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. – (Nov. 25, 2014) – Just in time for Thanksgiving this Thursday, thousands of the less fortunate in the Inland Empire received a fresh turkey and many non-perishable fixings courtesy of Pechanga and other businesses and community organizations.
Dozens of volunteers from the Temecula resort and other area businesses spent their morning assisting at a Murrieta, Calif. senior center where assisted the efforts of the Calvary Murrieta Care Ministry. Volunteers unloaded, bagged and handed out turkeys and other food items to seniors, church groups and individuals in need this holiday. Pechanga donated 400 turkeys at the November 25 event and will be giving more than 2,175 birds over the course of the holiday season, providing 30,000 meals to those who may not otherwise be able to enjoy a special home cooked dinner.
Seniors and those receiving food also were able to lap up some canine companionship courtesy of the K-9 Komfort Therapy Dogs organization during the donation event. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – If a night of sampling gourmet cuisine from the area’s top chefs sounds like the idea of a good time, The So Cal Chef Open in Temecula is the place to be on Monday, October 20.
Happening inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom, foodie festival goers can experience intense flavors and fresh ingredients in dishes made by 12 culinary experts. Attendees will be able to sample their way around the room as they vote for their favorite chef and favorite dish of the night. The chefs and their dishes will also be scored by a panel of celebrity judges including Steve Cazel (“Cutthroat Island,” “Survivor”), Amanda Colello (“Hell’s Kitchen”), Comedian Rocky Osborn (Aces Comedy Club) and last year’s “Judges Pinnacle Award” winner, Chef Steve Stawinski (Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grille).
This foodie experience starts at 4:30p.m. and has historically hosted more than 400 guests. Entry is $45 online or at the door, or $35 if purchased from participating restaurants. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings from all food vendors. For tickets or more information, call Oak Grove Center at
(951) 677-5599 or visit www.oakgrovecenter.com and click on “Events.” Read More
– Oct. 31 Will Feature Special Events, Prizes and Promotions Starting at 10:00 a.m. – – Two Fun Nights of Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 31 –
TEMECULA, Calif. – This Halloween Pechanga Resort & Casino will be giving out the best treats in the Temecula Valley. With “Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo,” “Halloween Hot Seats” for slots players, costume contests for poker players and more, casino guests will be grinning big like jack o’lanterns on Oct. 31.
With $100 in easy play prizes to be awarded every five minutes, “Halloween Hot Seats” will have reel slot players on the edge of their seats from 3:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. With over 3,400 slots on the casino floor, guests will want find their lucky seats early. One hundred dollars will be awarded randomly every five minutes to a player with his or her Pechanga Club card properly inserted into a slot machine.
“Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo” will host two holiday sessions, one the weekend prior to Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25, with doors opening at 10:00 p.m. and bingo beginning at 11:00 p.m., and a Halloween night event on Friday, Oct. 31. A costume contest will be held and prizes awarded. This event will be a party all night long with music, dancing, a full bar, games and, of course, bingo. Paper entry is $15, electronic is available for $25 and $45.
Poker players will want to dress in their best ghoulish gaming apparel for the costume contest, starting at 9:00 p.m. Players must be seated in a live game to qualify and will have a chance to enter while playing. First prize is $100, second price is $75 and third $50.
To get the holiday festivities started early, members of Pechanga social media team will be out on the casino floor in costume with candy and prices starting at 10:00 a.m. All guests have to do is say “Trick or Treat” to win. After recently being honored as “Casino with the Best Facebook Page,” these team members will be updating the Pechanga Facebook and Twitter with all the casino floor fun. Pechanga Resort & Casino makes winners out of players every day. Anyone can see the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.
TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Voted on by readers of Casino Player Magazine in their annual “Best of Gaming: 2014 Native Southwest” poll and by readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide in its Best Casinos Awards, Pechanga Resort & Casino was recognized with many top accolades, placing first in a remarkable eight categories. Winning the classifications of “Best Golf Course,” “Best Hosts,” “Best Table Game Tournaments,” “Best Video Poker” and “Casino with the Best Facebook Page” in Casino Player, Pechanga lives up to its Four Diamond property designation. Readers gave top nods to Pechanga for “Best Casino Resort,” “Best Resort Rooms” and “Best Poker” in the Southern California Gaming Guide.
“At Pechanga we strive to provide a truly exceptional experience to all of our guests – on the casino floor, at the hotel, in the spa and on the golf course, so to be recognized by those guests for our efforts is an honor,” said Rudy Prieto, Pechanga Resort & Casino General Manager. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. — (Oct. 6, 2014) – It can be a scary sight when not enough people who need blood have it available. Just before Halloween, the Pechanga RV Resort hosts a blood drive from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The San Diego Blood Bank will have their rolling bloodmobile on site at the Pechanga RV Clubhouse, and clinicians will be on hand to collect pints of blood from as many donors as possible. Everyone who signs up to donate will be given a raffle ticket to win free nights at the Pechanga RV Resort, gift cards for the Pechanga Buffet, hats and more. Raffle winners will be chosen at random and notified on Wednesday, October 29. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the San Diego Blood Bank. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. — (Sept. 15, 2014) – Spa Pechanga inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. offers free haircuts and styles to anyone wanting a new ‘do and willing to donate eight inches or more of hair during the month of October. The month-long hair donation campaign is hosted in conjunction with the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to collect as many ponytails as possible. The side effects of breast cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can be devastating to a woman’s psyche. Read More
4 Charities Receive Donations from Pechanga Charity Golf Classic
Pechanga Indian Reservation, Calif., (Aug. 272014) - Pechanga hosted a two-day charity golf tournament last week that that raised more than $100,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, School on Wheels, Operation SafeHouse, and United Friends of the Children.
In its 16th year, the Pechanga Charity Golf Classic has brought together Tribal government and Indian gaming industry leaders to raise nearly $1 million for vital nonprofits throughout the region. The event has grown in recent years to a two-day event that now includes more than 300 golfers on the championship Journey at Pechanga course.
“We deeply appreciate the work these non-profits do for our wounded veterans, homeless children, and young people,” said Patrick Murphy, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “We’re humbled to be in a position to support this important work that will lead to better outcomes for people throughout our region. Although Iraq and Afghanistan are not in the headlines like before, we can never forget the thousands of soldiers who served and sacrificed and will need our support for decades to come.” Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 31, 2014) – Hundreds of area children will be going back to school this fall with a fresh look and more confidence thanks to one major retailer and hundreds of volunteers including more than 100 from Pechanga Resort & Casino. Outside the Temecula Promenade mall at 6:00a.m. on a recent Saturday, volunteers were paired up with a child from a low income family. The duos were each given a $125 JC Penny gift card so they could walk through the store and pick out new clothing and shoes for the school year. Kids could be seen leaving JC Penny with big bags and beaming faces as they ran to meet their moms and dads who waited for them in the store’s parking lot. The yearly event put on by The Salvation Army helps more than 200 children in Riverside County. Youngsters were accompanied by volunteers from 10 Temecula area businesses including Pechanga Resort & Casino, which had 118 volunteers, the largest showing of people. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 21, 2014) – Customers at Pechanga Resort & Casino who find themselves with a dead car battery have recently been met by a vehicle that looks more like it should be at a hot rod auto show. For eight months, the five person auto mechanic shop at Pechanga Resort & Casino carefully spent any minute of downtime building a small-profile service truck completely from scrap. In the process, they saved four outdated resort passenger shuttles from hitting the scrapyard indefinitely. Read More