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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

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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

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

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

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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

Pechanga Volunteers Help Deserving Kids Shop for School Year

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Pechanga Volunteers Shop With Deserving Kids

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

Team Pechanga Laces Up Shoes & Raises Thousands to Fight Diabetes

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People in Team Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 16, 2014) – On a recent Saturday, the largest team of participants in the Temecula Valley Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual walk, the team from Pechanga Resort & Casino, put one foot in front of the other at a local minor league baseball stadium. They set out on their journey for the morning to remember a fellow team member who one month earlier passed away from type 1 diabetes, and to raise money for research to work toward eradicating the disease.

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