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Volunteer Opportunities For The 2019 Four Winds Invitational

April 5th, 2019

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos announced today they are seeking approximately 220 volunteers for the 2019 Four Winds Invitational. Volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon and evening shifts for all three days of the tournament, which begins Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. The Four Winds Invitational is part of the Symetra® Tour – Road to the LPGA®.

Volunteers are needed to fill the following roles: caddies, cart and shuttle drivers, driving range assistants, food and beverage servers, marshals, spotters, scorers, and standard bearers.

All selected volunteers must be at least 16 years of age prior to June 1. They are required to pay a $25 fee by June 1, and will receive a tournament polo shirt, hat and one round of golf at Blackthorn Golf Club. Food and beverages will also be provided to volunteers on each day of service. Volunteers must attend a training session and complete nine total hours of service before receiving their free round of golf.

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Ben Mesaros of Blackthorn Golf Club at (574) 232-4653 or via email, ben@blackthorngolf.com. A volunteer application and other information is available at blackthorngolf.com.
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 fourwindsinvitational.com.

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 39th competitive season in 2019. With the support of its entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the
world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Syme-tra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4.0 million in prize money awarded over the course of 24 tournaments. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 437 LPGA titles.

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. Four Winds South Bend opened January 2018. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.

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 2,500 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, 1,600 games, four restaurants, three bars, a players lounge, a coffee shop, a retail outlet and a 10-table, live dealer poker room. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.

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Media Contacts:
Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, melinda@bigideacompany.com
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, jill@bigideacompany.com

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