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CA Assemblyman Voepel Joined Jamul Casino in Honoring Veterans as Jamul Casino Contributes to Veterans Village of San Diego

 

Jamul, CA, November 9, 2018 – Jamul Casino and California State Assemblyman, Randy Voepel, was at the Jamul Indian Reservation on November 9th to commemorate Veterans Day with an exclusive event at Jamul Casino’s Loft 94 Restaurant.  This second annual luncheon was designed to pay tribute to members of Jamul Indian Village of California and casino staff who have served in the military, and featured a check presentation of $10,000 to the Veterans Village of San Diego.

Erica M. Pinto, Chairwoman of Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation, states, “The Jamul Indian Village of California recognizes the important contributions that all American veterans have made to our country.  Our Tribal Nation is proud of the service our members have made to all branches of the United States Armed Forces in defending the freedom we all enjoy.”

California State Assemblyman, Randy Voepel, stated, “No one deserves more praise and recognition than our nation’s veterans. I am proud to join Jamul Indian Village and the Veterans Village of San Diego in honoring these heroic individuals who gave so much for our country, ‘the land of the free, and the home of the brave.’”

Veterans Village of San Diego provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout San Diego County each year, and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Lisa Record, Vice President of Development, Veterans Village of San Diego, stated, “At Veterans Village of San Diego, we honor all veterans and are reminded of their sacrifices, courage and service to our country each and every day, but most especially on Veterans Day. We are deeply grateful for the support of the Jamul Casino and the Jamul Indian Village as we also honor all past and present Tribal Veterans.”

President and General Manager, Mary Cheeks, stated, “As a young organization, it has been exciting for us to identify the causes that are most meaningful to us, and partner with the organizations doing great work in these areas.  Veterans Village of San Diego is making such a difference in our community, and we are proud to help further their mission of Leave No Man Behind.”  Jamul Casino’s donation to Veterans Village of San Diego is part of the casino’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy and giving back to the community.  This month, the organization also delivered a check for $10,000 to Susan G. Komen® for breast cancer research, advocacy, outreach, etc.

Photographs from the event can be seen at www.JamulIndianVillage.com/News/our-military-veterans

 

About Jamul Indian Village of California
Jamul Indian Village of California is one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, with roots in east San Diego County going back 12,000 years. The Tribe uses revenue and resources from Jamul Casino to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members, and projects that benefit the surrounding community, through a tribal-state gaming compact with the State of California signed in 2015.  For more information about Jamul Indian Village of California, please visit jamulindianvillage.com.

About Jamul Casino
Opened in 2016, the recently rebranded Jamul Casino, located in Jamul, California, is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned entity of Jamul Indian Village of California.  The $430 million casino features over 1,700 slot machines and 40 live table games; free shuttle service from various locations in San Diego; live entertainment; and seven restaurants, bars and lounges. Jamul Casino supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region.  For more information about Jamul Casino, please visit www.jamulcasinosd.com.

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