Community Relations

Pechanga Supports Special Olympics with $20,000 Donation & Law Enforcement Torch Run

lap with torch and banner_smPECHANGA INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. – (May 18, 2015) – Special Olympics Southern California, Pechanga and Riverside County Law Enforcement celebrated a kickoff to the 2015 summer games season with the lighting of Flame of Hope at Pechanga Resort & Casino. On a crisp and sunny Sunday afternoon in May, about 150 police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement, Special Olympics athletes and the public gathered outside the resort/casino to see the Special Olympics torch be lit from a ceremonial cauldron. The crowd heard a few remarks by Riverside County Sheriff, Stan Sniff, and by Pechanga Development Corporation board member Ken Perez about their longstanding commitments to the organization.

Check presentation_smBefore the torch lighting ceremony concluded, Pechanga presented a $20,000 check to the Special Olympics to help support critical programs in the community. Athletes then laced up their shoes as they readied for the ceremonial first lap through the hotel/casino’s valet area.
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Annual “K-FROG Cares” Golf Tourney and Country Concert Hosted at Pechanga Resort & Casino to Benefit Local Children’s Hospital

– Concert to Feature Country’s Rising Superstars Dustin Lynch, Gloriana and Jana Kramer –

Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 15, 2015) – The 13th annual “K-FROG Cares Golf Classic” will be hosted at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s award winning Journey at Pechanga golf course and followed with a charity concert headlined by some of the biggest rising names in country music at the Pechanga Theater on April 13, 2015. A community event to raise money for local Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, single golfer entry is $250 and a discount is available for a foursome group at $900, fees not included and entry can be purchased at www.Kfrog.com or by calling 909-825-9525. Concert tickets are available for $25 and $20 with a 7:00 p.m. showtime and are available at the Pechanga Box office, 877-711-2WIN (2946) or www.Pechanga.com.

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer

Hosted on Monday, April 13, 2015, the day will begin with a round of golf at Journey At Pechanga where participants will enjoy various contests, lunch, a “hoppy hour”, dinner and a charity auction. The night concludes with a country concert featuring performances by chart topping country artists Dustin Lynch, Gloriana and Jana Kramer in the 1,200 seat theater at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Country music’s Dustin Lynch has had a career of hit singles, with his very first “Cowboys and Angels” back in 2012. His second song, “She Cranks My Tractor,” became his second Top 20 hit and was followed by “Wild in Your Smile,” making the Top 30. His very first number 1 single was “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep),” followed by “Hell of A Night” in November 2014.

Gloriana

Gloriana

While making their initial mark on the country music scene with single “Wild at Heart,” Gloriana quickly became a recognized as the band to know when named as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards and “Top New Vocal Act” at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2010. Their hugely successful follow up single “(Kissed You) Good Night” became a country music radio staple and they even performed the single during a private concert on ABC’s hit series “The Bachelorette.”

Many of Jana Kramer’s original music fans know her from her regular acting gig on the CW television show “One Tree Hill.” With her debut single “Why Ya Wanna” hitting number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, her most recent single “I Got The Boy” is already rising on the charts.

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Pechanga Looking for a Few Good Men & Women at Military Open House

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Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 22, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts an employment open house specifically for current and former members of the military. Taking place Wednesday, January 28 from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. in the Turtle Conference Room on the Pechanga hotel’s second floor, Pechanga Human Resources professionals will meet with prospective job applicants with military experience to gauge their interest and skills in order to fill available positions in six of the resort’s 10 divisions. Military applicants have the opportunity to listen to testimonials from a panel of current Pechanga employees who are also armed services veterans. Candidates are encouraged to ask questions and gain more information about the culture of working at the state’s largest resort/casino before they head into their interview with a Human Resources specialist.

If interested in attending, job seekers must first fill out a basic application at www.PechangaCareers.com. The online application registers them for the open house.  Pechanga Human Resources specialists will be looking for candidates to be placed in the Food and Beverage, Hotel Operations, Table Games, Bingo, Facilities/Maintenance and Public Safety Departments. Applicants can also find out more about the resort on its Careers Facebook page. Read More

Salvation Army major attempts bell ringing record of 150 continuous hours

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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 SorianoRead More

Pechanga Takes Time To Give 2,200 Turkeys to Needy

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Seniors Receive Bags with Turkeys

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

Top chefs in SW Riverside Co. Compete to Raise Money to Help At-Risk Youth

OAK GROVE Chef Open 2013

Chef Open At Pechanga Resort & Casino

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

No Tricks, All Treats at Pechanga Resort & Casino for Halloween Fun

– 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 –

Halloween Promo 1TEMECULA, 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. Halloween Promo 3

“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.

Pechanga Wins Big with Eight Top Honors in Industry “Best of” Awards

Casino AwardsTEMECULA, 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 AwardsPechanga 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

No Vampires, But A Blood Bank Draws Red Just in Time for Halloween at Pechanga RV Resort

2012_0204 RV Park_IMG_0106_HDR DK Photoshop v1TEMECULA, 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