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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of $10,000 to Kelly Cares Foundation as a result of their breast cancer awareness employee fundraiser.
During the month of October, employees at Four Winds Casinos participated in a breast cancer awareness-themed pumpkin decorating contest, raising money for the Kelly Cares Foundation. Four Winds provided pumpkins for participating employees to decorate. Employees voted for their favorite pumpkins with donations made via payroll deduction. Each Four Winds Casino had first- through fifth-place winners with various prizes. In just under a month, employees raised nearly $7,600 and the casino added over $2,000 to present a check for $10,000 to Paqui Kelly.
“We are proud to see this come together,” said Scott Brewer, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Community Relations and Security at Four Winds Casinos. “The friendly competition and creativity are amazing, but the way our employees get behind these fundraisers is what makes this so great.” This is not the first fundraiser of its kind. Four Winds has previously held similar competitions to raise funds for other not-for-profit organizations including LOGAN Center, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen and American Red Cross following Hurricane Maria.
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 opened January 16, 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., Four Winds Dowagiac®, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers nearly 125,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,500 slot machines, 50 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 500 slot machines, eight table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Four Winds South Bend has over 56,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,800 games, four restaurants, three bars, a players lounge, a coffee shop, a retail outlet and a new poker room. 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.