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Sunday's Free Family Event Rounds Out Four Winds Invitational

June 9th, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are reminding the community of a free event for families this Sunday, which takes place in connection with the Four Winds Invitational 5K Run and Fitness Walk and the final day of the Four Winds Invitational golf tournament.

The Applebee's Kids Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blackthorn Golf Club, 6100 Nimtz Parkway in South Bend and will include games, activities and snacks for the kids. Admission to the Kids Zone is free, courtesy of Martin's Super Markets and includes:

— Fun by the Yard balloon artist
— South Bend Fire Department Safety House (which features a 35-foot RV to teach kids fire safety)
— Operation Bear Hug (Buy a bear and a child at Beacon Children's Hospital will receive one)
— Cyber/Kids Quest
— Kona Ice Truck
— Beacon- HealthWorks/"Fit Feastival"
— Beacon-Kids Art Therapy with Cookies
— Soccer Shots (skills and games)
— Star Martial Arts (kids board breaking and self-defense)
— Sky Zone
— Plymouth Speedway Sprint Cars (Drivers and hero cards)
— Golf activities/games

The Four Winds Invitational golf tournament opened today with one round played each day through Sunday, June 11 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. The Four Winds Invitational is part of the Symetra® Tour – Road to the LPGA®. The community is invited to watch each round of tournament play, free of charge. To learn more about the Four Winds Invitational tournament, contact Tim Firestone of Blackthorn Golf Club at (574) 232-4653, or visit

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 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. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe's non-gaming investment enterprise. It broke ground in December 2016 on Four Winds South Bend. More information is available at, and


Media Contacts:
Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,

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