(November 16, 2023) — The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, owner and operator of the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort in Corning, California, has established a long-standing commitment to supporting our local community through various philanthropic initiatives led by our Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation. Throughout the year, the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation provides support through our Wish Upon A Par event, annual drive-thru Paskenta Food Distribution event, and our Season of Giving holiday initiative, among other initiatives.
In September, the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation held their sixth annual Wish Upon A Par Charity Golf Tournament, gathering more than 130 golfers who convened to raise funds that benefit the local the Make- A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada chapter. This year’s event raised $50,000 in funds that were used to fulfill the wishes of six brave recipients diagnosed with critical illnesses. The Foundation invited one of the recipients, twenty-year-old Malachi, to attend the Tournament where he was surprised to learn that the Tribe created a unique experience for his wish that included a two-day exclusive, “behind-the-scenes,” all expenses paid trip to Hollywood to meet DGA Director, Harry Karidis, tour a real Hollywood sound stage and recording studio and learn about filmmaking from an industry professional.
The Foundation will also be hosting its fourth annual drive-thru community food distribution event at The Links at Rolling Hills Casino and Resort on Thursday, November 16. The Foundation is expected to generously provide 1,700 local families with the essential food items needed for a traditional holiday dinner including favorites such as turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, corn, stuffing, and bread rolls. The event is open to all in the community with no identification required.
Furthermore, in the spirit of the holiday season, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, will be supporting three local organizations in the community through its Season of Giving initiative in December. The foundation will make generous donations to organizations that host toy drives for local children and provide holiday gifts for local seniors, including the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Corning Volunteer Fire Department, and Red Bluff Chips for Kids.
The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation supports education, health, and cultural preservation by providing scholarships and resources for local students, improving access to healthcare services, and promoting the rich heritage of the Tribe. Through our dedication and generosity, the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation strives to be a driving force for positive change, fostering a stronger, more vibrant local community.