333. SYCUAN ANNIVERSARY 1.0 APWT R

Sycuan Casino celebrated 34 years by giving away over $550,000 in cash and FREEplayover 34 days. The anniversary celebration also had a giant cake cutting ceremony with enough cake for 8,000 people, traditional Native American bird singers and dancers, cash prizes, live entertainment, food and gift giveaways.

335. SOCKERS OPENER 1.0 APTW R

A San Diego Sockers game offers an evening of affordable family fun and sports entertainment at the Valley View Casino Center, formerly the San Diego Sports Arena. The game is non-stop, intense action- much faster than outdoor soccer, and it is a wonderful experience from the time you purchase your tickets to the final whistle. This season, they have promotional giveaway nights featuring unique items, all while providing affordable prices and free parking!

336. FOUNDATION BREAKFAST 2.0 APTW R

The Jewish Community Foundation recently hosted a breakfast gathering to celebrate 50 years of success in their mission to “educate, encourage, and inspire generations of givers throughout the San Diego Jewish Community” and their dedication to continuing many years into the future. Over the decades, they have been able to achieve over 1 billion dollars in charitable gifts with the help of their many generous donors.

338. SOUTH BAY TURKEYS 1.0 APTW R

Senator Ben Hueso and Seven Mile Casino hosted a turkey giveaway for 200 current and former foster youth and families in need at South Bay Community Services. Families received a turkey and holiday fixings to complete their holiday meal. Since 1971, SBCS has been transforming communities by supporting the well-being and prosperity of children, youth and families.

339. USO ICE SKATE 1.0 APW

In the spirit of the Holidays, USO San Diego presented Holiday by the Bay which featured an outdoor ice skating rink, outdoor movies under the stars and a festive winter village complete with firepits and bar serving holiday beverages! It may not snow in San Diego, but we get chilly winter nights and to share it with friends and family while helping the military is a gift for all!

342. JIT LUNCH 2.0 APTW R

Diane Archambault’s Annual Holiday Luncheon was recently hosted at Buona Forchetta to benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth. Guests attending the luncheon brought a gift card for either Target or Walmart to benefit JIT’s My First Home program. Supporters heard an inspiring speech from a member of Just in Time’s foster community all while enjoying a lovely, winter afternoon.

344. MANCHESTER MARY BIRCH PLAQUE 1.0 APTW R

Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester recently received a plaque recognizing their support of the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. The beautiful plaque depicting their family is now displayed in the Family Labor & Delivery Unit celebrating their generous donation of one million dollars which will help support their services, changing the lives of many children and families.

348. MISSION FED TREES 1.0 APTW R

Holiday cheer was delivered right to the front door of the San Diego Center for Children. Mission Federal Credit Union donated holiday trees and volunteered their time to help deck the trees with lights and ornaments to add festive décor to the residential cottages. Mini trees were also provided for the classrooms at the Center’s Academy.

217 Pow Wow

The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians. As a demonstration of the cultural and spiritual traditions, participants of all ages were present from many American Indian Tribes, bands and communities. The San Diego American Indian Health Center is a proud sponsor of the Balboa Park Pow Wow. The Health Center provides comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health and youth services, respectful of Native American cultural values, to all the San Diego community.

279 Fur Ball

The San Diego Humane Society’s 31st Annual Fur Ball went to the dogs, with owners and their canine companions walking the red carpet in evening attire. The incredibly successful and entertaining event welcomed over 600 guests and 200 canines raised over $800,000 to support the animals and programs of San Diego Humane Society, making this the most successful Fur Ball to date! Congratulations to the co-chairs and committee for a job well done.

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