$12,500 Contributed to Local Organizations by Skokomish Tribal Nation and Lucky Dog Casino

December 23, 2010

SKOKOMISH NATION, WA - The Skokomish Tribal Nation contributed $12,500 to local organizations at an event held December 17, 2010 at Lucky Dog Casino.

Six local organizations were invited to a special event honoring their efforts.   However, the contribution amounts were not disclosed until the official presentation. Thus, the event began with anticipation as the Skokomish Tribal Nation’s Council and Lucky Dog Casino’s General Manager David Owens awarded each organization with contributions ranging from $500 up to $5,000.

Skokomish Tribal Nation Chairman Guy Miller stated, “We are pleased to support such great local organizations and look forward to their impact on our community.”  

Event host David Owens, General Manager of Lucky Dog Casino, said, “we are excited to host such an amazing event where our business can give back to the community where we do business.”

Organizations receiving contributions include the following:

Skokomish Tribal Nation CEO Yvonne Oberly added, “Lucky Dog Casino, a tribal enterprise, is thrilled to be back in operation and able to support local organizations in such a profound way.”

Contributions are focused on four key areas: 

1.    Charitable – contributions to non-profit and charitable organizations in the State of Washington;

2.    Community – contributions to Tribal government programs which impact the community (law enforcement, education, housing, health)

3.    Problem Gambling – contributions to problem gambling education, awareness and treatment in the State of Washington.

4.    Smoking Cessation and Prevention – contributions to smoking cessation, prevention, education, awareness and treatment in the State of Washington. 

If your organization is interested in applying for funds visit www.skokomish.org and click on the word “Contributions” on the left hand side for an application, explanation of qualifications and submission instructions. The Skokomish Tribal Nation and the State of Washington established this annual program through the Class III gaming compact.

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Jonathan Schmitt