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Pinktober Sock-hop Charity Gala On Friday September 30 At Four Winds New Buffalo

August 4th, 2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce it will host a Pinktober Sock-Hop Charity Gala that will raise money for the Southwest Michigan community of Susan G. Komen®. The 1950s themed gala will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, September 30 at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center. Tickets include admission into the event, pink socks, an open bar, and food provided by Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds. Live music will be provided. The event will feature the presentation of the first annual Denise Bohn Award, honoring the late breast cancer activist. Hotel packages and event sponsorships are also available.

Tickets can be purchased beginning on Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster® Web site,, or by calling (800)745-3000. Ticket prices for the event start at $125 plus applicable fees, with a portion of the ticket sales going to the Southwest Michigan community of Susan G. Komen. All proceeds from the silent and live auction also go to Susan G. Komen. Hotel packages are also available for the night of the Pinktober Sock-Hop that includes a one night hotel stay on Friday, September 30 and admission into the event. Hotel packages, which include two tickets to the event, are available for $368 and must be bought through Ticketmaster.

Denise Bohn was the co-host of "Denise and Johnny in the Morning," on 98.3 FM The Coast in Benton Harbor, Mich. Denise was also the development director for the Southwest Michigan community of Susan G. Komen and tirelessly worked as a partner with Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds on its annual Pinktober concert series. The first annual Denise Bohn Award will honor a local breast cancer activist.

There are several opportunities to sponsor the Pinktober Sock-Hop Charity Gala. A $500 sponsorship includes four complimentary tickets and the company's name prominently displayed on a table and in the event program. A $1,000 sponsorship includes eight complimentary tickets; the company's logo, name and mission statement highlighted in event program; and the benefits listed in the previous level. A $2,500 sponsorship includes 12 complimentary tickets; a special thank you with a company logo in event program; and the benefits listed in the previous levels. A $5,000 sponsorship includes 20 complimentary tickets; a welcome table at the event to co-brand with Susan G. Komen Michigan; a special thank you from stage acknowledging the company as premier sponsor; and the benefits listed in the previous levels.

Sponsorships are also available for the program book. An advertisement on the front cover or back cover is available for $500; a full page advertisement inside the program is available for $400; and a half page advertisement inside the program is available for $225. Each program book sponsorship includes two complimentary tickets. Please call Elaina Leaureaux at (269)926-5366 to purchase a sponsorship.

Reservations and Information
To make a hotel reservation at Four Winds New Buffalo or for more information on Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford, or Four Winds Dowagiac, please call (866)-4WINDS1, (866)494-6371 or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

About Susan G. Komen Michigan
Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the organization's net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and survivorship programs for underserved men and women in Michigan. The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds funds global, leading-edge research focused on the prevention of, and cures for, breast cancer. Komen Michigan's mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. For more information call (616)752-8262 or visit

About Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect on social at

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