Today, the San Diego Symphony announces that the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort has made a $1.1 million donation – the single largest cash gift ever given to the Arts and Culture sector by a sovereign tribal nation in Southern California.
For more than a quarter-century, Sycuan has set a new standard for community support with its sponsorship of the hometown San Diego Padres. Sycuan’s initial partnership investment in the ballclub in 1995 was also revolutionary as it was the first Tribal Government sponsorship in Major League Baseball. In many respects the deal paved the way for Native American Tribes and their business enterprises to establish significant presence and sponsorship status throughout professional sports.
Sycuan Casino Resort proudly presented $175,000 to 25 local charities as part of its 15th Annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony. Members of the Sycuan Tribal Council and leadership team annually select a difference-making charity in areas ranging from social and health services to arts and the environment.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort are the inaugural Founding Partners at San Diego State’s new Snapdragon Stadium, set to open in September 2022. The Sycuan Piers and Sycuan Founders Club premium spaces will feature the Sycuan name while providing unforgettable experiences for the thousands of fans who will visit the stadium annually.
The Sycuan Team Member Blood Drive, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, saved an estimated 32 lives. Sycuan Team Members saved more than 100 lives with their two most recent blood drives.
Thank you to everyone who came from near and far to share all of the wonderful sights and sounds of our 31st Annual Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering. Sycuan is proud to host this spectacular cultural event on our Reservation each year. We’re always thrilled to come together, see dear friends and establish new relationships as we celebrate Native American Heritage from all across North America. This timeless celebration honors a storied past and embraces a bright future. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s celebration.