Valley View Casino & Hotel Hosts 8th Annual ALS Fiesta Celebration to Support ALS Caregivers and ALS Association in Greater San Diego

SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2023) – To bring more awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and to celebrate the different ALS Care Services, Valley View Casino & Hotel has partnered with the ALS Association in Greater San Diego to host the 8th Annual ALS Fiesta Fundraiser. On Wednesday, May 10 starting at 5 p.m., at Valley View Casino & Hotel, San Diego’s Favorite® casino, the event will focus and support the Care Services pillar of the ALS Association’s three pillars of ALS Research, Care Services and Advocacy.

Valley View Casino has proudly been the ALS Fiesta Fundraiser event’s host and sponsor for six of the eight years since the ALS Fiesta Celebration first began in 2016, with a two-year interruption during COVID. This night is all about supporting the ALS community in San Diego and beyond to help impact change. With 216 guests attending this year’s event, it will continue to support and focus on ALS Care Services honoring our caregivers who give so much of their time to care for their loved ones living with ALS.

The event will be hosted by special guest Sarah Trott, influencer, former ‘Bachelor’ contestant and ALS advocate and caregiver, who recently lost her father to ALS. Advocating for many years, ALS is close to Trott’s heart, due to her personal understanding of how ALS caregivers need support too. “At 19 years old, my dad was diagnosed with ALS,” Trott explains. “The journey ahead of me wasn’t what I had planned but I now see I was meant to help others in their caregiving journeys. Finding a support system, whether it be in your own backyard or across the country, is why I started a support group for caregivers. People need to depend on one another, especially upon learning of a diagnosis like ALS.”

The night will begin with poolside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main event and program with speakers, including Trott. As the night goes on, guests will enjoy handcrafted drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner from Valley View’s award-winning restaurant chefs, a silent auction, an online auction, paddle raises for the event’s attendees and much more.

“The ALS Association, especially Keith Miller, was instrumental to our overall wellbeing,” Trott added. “Knowing we were not alone, while my father was living with ALS, was a huge relief to not only myself but my mom and family. We always knew we could rely on the entire team to be there when we needed them.”

This Fiesta is to benefit the ALS Association’s mission to discover more treatments and a cure as well as to serve, advocate for and empower all families and caregivers that are affected by ALS. The event will conclude with gifts from Valley View and the ALS Association including a beautiful chip & dip set, a stylish windbreaker and other logoed apparel.

“It is such an honor and privilege for our team to host this very special night to support as many families as possible that are affected by ALS. We are very proud and honored to support such a worthwhile cause and the amazing ALS Family. Every year we look forward to seeing all of our friends from the ALS Community while learning more about the progress being made by the ALS Association every day,” says Bruce Howard, General Manager of Valley View Casino & Hotel.

Valley View works together with all of their business partners so all proceeds from this event can go directly to the ALS Association in Greater San Diego. For more information, please visit For media inquiries, please contact Bianca Kasawdish at

About Valley View Casino & Hotel

Valley View Casino & Hotel, Southern California’s premier gaming destination, combines the thrill of all your favorite slots and table games with beautifully appointed hotel rooms, eight outstanding full-service and quick-serve restaurants, five bars and lounges and unparalleled guest service. The casino features 1,975 of the newest, most exciting slot machines and thrilling table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker and more, as well as the most rewarding Players Club in San Diego, offering all new members over $100 in free instant offers with no strings attached. Membership is always free.

Guests can enjoy the spacious Main Casino and a large, private High Limit Slot Area along with many additional amenities and more. For gamers that prefer a non-smoking experience, the Non-Smoking Gaming areas feature hundreds of slot machines and a Non-Smoking Video Poker Bar that features gaming, creative cocktails and 16 ice-cold beers on tap.

Exceptional dining options at Valley View Casino & Hotel include the iconic Maine Lobster Buffet; the award-winning Black&Blue Steakhouse and Lounge featuring a spectacular 3,300-gallon saltwater aquarium for guests to admire; The Café, offering classic breakfast and lunch favorites, Asian specialties, homemade desserts and more; Patties & Pints, with delicious American fare and a local craft beer bar; Sweets, a pastry, coffee and sandwich shop; Stix, an Asian noodle bar; Snax, a 24-hour snack bar; and, Corner Market, a grab-and-go spot with various fan favorites.

With five unique bars and gaming thrills, there’s always something going on at Valley View Casino & Hotel. The luxury boutique hotel features 12 Luxury Suites (1,050 sq. ft.) and 96 Deluxe Rooms (520 sq. ft.) all with breathtaking views of the Palomar Mountain Range, along with free internet, free valet service and a complimentary VIP breakfast.

Valley View Casino & Hotel has once again been named #1 Best Promotions, #1 Best Fine Dining at Black&Blue Steakhouse and Luckiest Casino in San Diego in the Southern California Gaming Guide’s 2022 Reader’s Choice Best Casino Awards.

Plus, the casino and hotel, known around Southern California as San Diego’s Favorite®, does not charge any resort fees or taxes while offering all guests complimentary valet and self-parking, making it a true first-class Las Vegas experience at a great value. Valley View Casino & Hotel is an enterprise of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. All guests 21 and over are invited to enjoy the casino, restaurants and hotel.

Valley View Casino & Hotel is located just 15 minutes northeast of Westfield North County Mall, just east of Escondido and south of Temecula. For more information about Valley View Casino & Hotel, please visit or call 760-291-5500.

About The ALS Association in Greater San Diego

The ALS Association in Greater San Diego’s purpose is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. ALS, or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70 and approximately 20,000 people in the U.S. have the disease at any given time.

Although there is not yet a cure or treatment that cures ALS, scientists that are funded through the ALS Association research program have made significant progress in understanding what causes ALS. The symptoms of ALS usually start with progressive loss of muscle control and gradual loss of the ability to speak, swallow, walk, grasp objects, move and breathe. For more information, please visit