Special Events

Salvation Army major attempts bell ringing record of 150 continuous hours

3-year-old gives money

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

Kick Off Holiday Fun with Big Prizes, Giveaways & More

Black Friday 2014

Stuff YOU Can Win at Pechanga!

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014) – This holiday season, club card members at Pechanga Resort & Casino will get some help with their holiday shopping. With Black Friday Giveaways, Veteran’s Day prizes, $100 in EasyPlay money every week and increased member points for everyday play, it pays to be a member! Anyone can become a Pechanga Club Card Member to be eligible for all the holiday prizes just by inserting the club card into a slot machine or by presenting it at any table game prior to play. With headlining entertainment, gaming promotions, holiday giveaways and resort specials, Pechanga is the place to be this November.  Read More

ESPN Boxing – Tribute To Dan Goossen – Taking the Ring Dec. 11

2014 Night of Champions
AUSTIN TROUT, CHRIS ARREOLA AND ANTONIO TARVER IN FEATURED BOUTS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014

– OSCAR ESCANDON VS TYSON CAVE IN WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT –
– SERGIO MORA, RICO RAMOS, EDWIN RODRIGUEZ MARCUS BROWN AND AHMED ELBIALI IN UNDERCARD BOUTS –

Sherman Oaks, Calif. — (October 30, 2014) — Goossen Promotions returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino on Thursday, December 11th with “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special televised LIVE on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Advance tickets starting at $55.00 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website (www.Pechanga.com) or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event open at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m.

“We wanted to do something special in honor of Dan Goossen and we thought of no better way than to put on a great night of boxing just like he had done for so many years on ESPN,” said Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. “Dan’s contributions to the sport of boxing are well documented, but he was also a joy to work with and to be around. I’m hopeful that he has a ringside seat wherever he may be for these fights.”

A lifelong resident of Southern California and popular fight promoter for more than three decades, Goossen passed away at the age of 64 on September 28.  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.

$1500 in Prizes for Costume Contest During Eagle’s Nest Halloween Party

– Sweet Treats to Be Award During Pechanga’s Halloween Festivities –

Eagle's Nest Halloween PosterTEMECULA, Calif. – The Eagle’s Nest at Pechanga Resort & Casino will host frighteningly fun festivities on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. The rooftop nightclub will host a costume contest with $1,500 in prizes. Getting the party started with a live DJ at 8:00 p.m., the club will award first and second place honors for both male and female partygoers. While there is a $10 cover charge, guests in costumes get in free. Eagle’s Nest guests will have the opportunity to win promotional cards which may be redeemed at any Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurant outlet.

Costume guidelines include:
- no masks
- no heavy face paint
- no real or simulated weapons
- no real or simulated nudity
- no full body paint 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

Back By Popular Demand – The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute Returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Early 2015

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute Performing at Pechanga Resort & Casino January 9 & 10, 2015

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute Will Perform at Pechanga Resort & Casino January 9 & 10, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute has been called the best Beatles’ tribute ever, and they are returning to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., for two nights in the new year. After a very successful two night showcase in 2014, the Beatles’ dopplegangers – in both voice and appearance – will return with much fanfare to perform the band’s greatest hits, with legendary classics “Hard Day’s Night,” “Yesterday,” “Sgt. Pepper,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and “Hey Jude.” The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute takes the stage inside the Pechanga Theater Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30, $40 and $45 and are now on sale at the Pechanga Box Office, via telephone at (877) 711-2WIN or online at www.Pechanga.com. Read More

Wounded Vets, Homeless Children, Youth in Crises & Foster Youth Benefit After 2-Day Charity Tournament

2014 Golf Tournament Photo

4 Charities Receive Donations from Pechanga Charity Golf Classic

Pechanga Indian ReservationCalif., (Aug. 27 2014) - 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

Bellator Returns to Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino Friday, October 3rd as Daniel Straus Battles Justin Wilcox

bellator 127Newport Beach, Calif. (August 2014) – Bellator 127 is now set as the promotion will return to Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, October 3rd as Daniel Straus will battle Justin Wilcox in the main event live on Spike TV. Tickets for the event are $50, $85 and $150 and are on sale now and are available at the Pechanga Box Office, Pechanga.com or Bellator.comRead More