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Registration Is Now Open For The Four Winds Invitational 5k Run And Fitness Walk

April 21st, 2018

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce registration is now open for the 5K Run and Fitness Walk which takes place on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The 5K Run and Fitness Walk are part of the 2018 Four Winds Invitational, which takes place Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. The Four Winds Invitational is part of the Symetra® Tour – Road to the LPGA®.

The fifth annual Four Winds Invitational 5K Run and Fitness Walk is held on the cart paths of Blackthorn Golf Club. The starting point is at 3575 Moreau Ct., which is the back entrance to Blackthorn Golf Club. The 5K Run will start at 7:30 a.m. and the Fitness Walk will start at 7:35 a.m. The Fitness Walk is non-competitive and will not be timed. All proceeds from the 5K Run and Fitness Walk will be donated to Beacon Hospital. Participants will receive a goody bag including an official t-shirt.

To register, visit The cost for adults is $25 for the 5K Run, or $20 for the Fitness Walk. The cost for kids 18 and under is $10 for either event. After May 25, registration fees are $30 for the 5K Run and $25 for the Fitness Walk, and $15 for kids 18 and under. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Pre-event packet pick-up and late registration will occur at Blackthorn Golf Club’s clubhouse from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 from 6:30 – 7 a.m. More information is available at

About the Four Winds Invitational
The Four Winds® Invitational was established in 2012 as part of the Symetra® Tour - Road to the LPGA®, and is sponsored by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos. It is held at Blackthorn Golf Club, located at 6100 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, Ind. The tournament features a field of professional women golfers from around the world. More information 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 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s 10-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 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 2,600 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 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.
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, and a retail outlet. 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:
Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,

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