Four Winds Casino Resort Employees Donate Over $10,000 To Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 20th, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce an employee donation fund established to support ongoing hurricane relief efforts has topped $10,400. Four Winds Casino Resort also contributed to the effort, resulting in a donation of $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

The fundraising drive was set up as a payroll deduction for the 275 employees who took part. In years past, Four Winds employees have raised money for the American Heart Association, LOGAN and Susan G. Komen, among others.

"I'm not at all surprised by the amount of money our employees donated to this cause," said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. "These devastating hurricanes have impacted family and friends of many of our employees. It's deeply personal to all of us. We're proud to join them in giving to those hard-hit by Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria."

Pokagon Band Chairman John P. Warren has stated many Native Americans live in these hurricane regions. "It's our duty as fellow tribal citizens to support them and others who are facing this crisis, so when these hurricanes hit, our employees were eager to help."

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band's ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. Four Winds South Bend will open in early 2018. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe's non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., and Four Winds Dowagiac, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with more than 3,000 slot machines, 60 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com. Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourwindscasino and follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/fourwindscasino.

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Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, melinda@bigideacompany.com
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, jill@BigIdeaCompany.com

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