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Four Winds Casinos Makes A $10,000 Donation To The Kelly Cares Foundation

November 5th, 2019

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that it made a $10,000 donation to the Kelly Cares Foundation. The donation was made as part of Four Winds Casinos’ Pinktober celebration in which it raised money through a variety of initiatives throughout October. This includes a breast cancer awareness-themed pumpkin decorating contest that raised nearly $8,200. Employees voted for their favorite pumpkins through donations and each Four Winds Casino location had first through fifth place winners with various prizes. Guests at Four Winds Casinos also raised money for the Kelly Cares Foundation by purchasing a Pinktober bracelet or a pink milkshake.  Additionally, all tips from the dueling pianos show at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Hard Rock Cafe on October 26 were donated to the Kelly Cares Foundation.

“We have been making an annual donation to the Kelly Cares Foundation for several years now,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “Each year I am continually impressed by the enthusiasm of our guests and employees to donate money to the Kelly Cares Foundation, which has made a significant impact in improving health and education throughout the region.”

The Kelly Cares Foundation, now in its eleventh year, has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope.” The
Foundation’s mission strengthens communities and inspires hope by investing resources to improve Health and Education. The communities touched by the Foundation are a model of educational success and wellness that provide hope and inspiration to all. Since its founding in 2008, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated over $5.4 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. More information on the Kelly Cares Foundation and its initiatives 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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