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Four Winds Casinos Employees Donate $20,000 To The Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition

October 11th, 2019

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that its employees made a $20,000 donation to the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The check was presented to the organization on Thursday, October 10.

Throughout the month of September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, Four Winds Casinos held events to raise money and awareness for the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition. This included selling bracelets at the Hard Rock Café inside Four Winds New Buffalo, and a Dunk Tank in which Four Winds Casinos employees attempted to dunk 20 members of the Four Winds Casinos executive team. The Four Winds Food Truck and several Four Winds Casinos employees also supported the third annual Run for Hope & Recovery on September 7 in Benton Harbor, Mich.

“Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “We are proud that so many Four Winds Casinos employees worked together to raise money for such an important cause. We hope this contribution will help The Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition reach more people in need in Southwest Michigan and save many more lives for years to come.” 

The mission of the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to connect the people of Berrien County to the information and resources they need for emotional wellness, hereby preventing suicide. More information on the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition is available at

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 5,700 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, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. It owns and operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at, and

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 2,400 slot machines, 48 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 55,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,400 games, four restaurants, three bars, a players lounge, a coffee shop, and a 10-table, live dealer 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 Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at


Media Contacts:
Joshua Taustein, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7219,
David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204,

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