JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE – JULY NEWSLETTER
Jamul Indian Village Exhibit Unveiled at Balboa Park Museum
The Jamul Indian Village proudly honors the Tribe’s legacy of service with the installation of a new museum exhibit in Balboa Park. Prominently featured in the main hallway of the Veterans Museum of San Diego, the exhibit tells the story of Native American service to all branches of the US military through a floor-to-ceiling display and touch screen video.
“The display not only honors the brave men and women of our Tribe, but all Native Americans who have served our country,” said Jamul Indian Village Chairwoman Erica Pinto. “This exhibit goes a long way in preserving this rich history and telling a story that everyone should hear.”
The touch screen display allows visitors of the museum to view the JIV Military Veterans video, which outlines the Tribe’s service in wars spanning the last century: WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and others. The floor-to-ceiling display frames the narrative by explaining the “warrior spirit” in Native American culture and the strong desire to defend their homeland.
“I am deeply honored to be featured in the exhibit, but I am most proud of the preservation of memories of those who came before us and lost their lives in battle,” said Jamul Indian Village Vice Chairman and Vietnam Veteran Kenneth Meza.
JIV plans to host an event in November during Native American Heritage Month and in honor of Veteran’s Day to commemorate the display. In the meantime, all are encouraged to visit the display during normal museum hours. Additional details can be found here.
Restaurant Feature: Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub
Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub at the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego will feature a significant collection of memorabilia from arguably the greatest athlete in San Diego’s history.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Gwynn family to showcase ‘Mr. Padre’s’ incredible collection of awards, uniforms, and personal mementos for our customers to enjoy,” said Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego General Manager Richard St. Jean.
“It is surreal to have the first Tony Gwynn themed sports bar in our casino,” said Executive Council Member of the Jamul Indian Village Michael Hunter. “I grew up watching and rooting for the Padres, and Tony Gwynn was one of my heroes. It will be an honor to have his memorabilia at Hollywood Casino and we greatly appreciate the partnership with Alicia Gwynn and her family.”
The first ever Tony Gwynn themed sports bar will display a variety of Gwynn memorabilia, including Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, his personal narration of career highlights, game-used uniforms and equipment, and much more.
In addition, chefs will take creative twists on typical pub favorite, like Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Lobster Mac n Cheese. And craft beers like San Diego Pale Ale 394, made in partnership with Mr. Gwynn and AleSmith brewery will be featured and on tap alongside specialty handmade craft cocktails.
Acorns to Oaks Celebrates Traditions with Beach Day
The Jamul Indian Village celebrated their strong community with a trip to Mission Beach this month. A yearly tradition, the Tribe gathered for fun in the sun, healthy meals, activities, and good conversation.
The Tribe has always viewed community gathering as opportunities to grow together and reinforce traditions. As a Tribe, JIV has emphasized healthy living.
“These gatherings are a great time to talk about healthy eating with the younger generations and to show them what these habits look like,” said Chairwoman Pinto. “We know the kids are looking to us for guidance so we hope they mirror us by living a healthy lifestyle.”
The Tribe has also partnered with the Southern Indian Health Council to promote the message of properly caring for diabetes. You can connect with the organization by visiting their website.
Career Opportunities at Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego
The Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego is proud to have two members of the Noah Homes community on its team. Located four miles from the casino, Noah Homes offers support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a nonprofit of more than 30 years, the organization has pushed the boundaries of innovative residential care, advocacy and collaborative services.
“This is a cause that’s close to my heart,” said Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego General Manager Richard St. Jean. “We’re thrilled to partner with Noah Homes to offer jobs to its residents. This is a promise we made, and a promise we intend to keep.”
The announcement was made at the Summerfest: Concert & BBQ, the organization’s key fundraiser. Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego was among the title sponsors.
“What a fantastic way to partner with those in the community and show our support for the amazing work at Noah Homes,” said Chairwoman Pinto.
To date, hiring managers have extended more than 1,000 job offers in casino operations, food and beverage service, security, and all other aspects of employment at the facility.
Those interested in open positions at Hollywood Casino are encouraged to monitor the careers page.