On Monday, August 5, 2019 the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise presented checks to three organizations that serve the Tohono O’odham Nation. $150,000 was presented as part of the funds raised at the 16th Annual Desert Diamond Casinos Golf Classic. The ceremony was held at the Desert Diamond Casino Tucson.
Over the past 16 years, the Desert Diamond Casinos Golf Classic has developed into one of the preeminent golfing fundraisers in southern Arizona. This year’s tournament, featuring a 1980’s theme, was held at Omni Tucson National Golf Course in March and was another huge success. More than 280 individuals participated in the tournament, with support of many volunteers from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment and beneficiaries. The tournament’s major sponsors included the Hunt Penta Joint Venture; Delta Diversified Enterprises; Bel-Aire Mechanical; Pepsi, Shippy’s Rolling Plains, Inc.; and many others.
Information on this year’s recipients:
• The Tohono O’odham Nation Department of Health and Human Services Dialysis Advocate Program, providing crucial health services for tribal members.
• The Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, which promotes understanding and respect of O’odham traditions through educational programs and public outreach.
• Ha:sañ Educational Services, which operates an academically rigorous, bicultural, and community-based school for Native youth in Southern Arizona.
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (/DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos).