10 Things About the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation


The Kumeyaay Spirit of Giving

The mission of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is to protect Sycuan’s sovereignty and preserve the well-being of their people through self-sufficiency and responsible governance, while having a positive impact on our community. Sycuan is focused on the well-being of not only its Tribal members, but the community as a whole by being a leader with unwavering and steadfast support to the non-profit organizations that make our region a better place.

#1 According to the Kumeyaay origin story, the Kumeyaay people have been here since the beginning of time. It is astonishing to realize that the Kumeyaay people were living and thriving in their traditional territory long before the pyramids in Egypt were built.


#2 San Diego has always been and will always be Sycuan’s home. Sycuan has known tremendous hardship and knows we must all help each other in order for a community to thrive.


#3 Through its award-winning outreach efforts, Sycuan’s goals are to educate, build awareness, advance ideas and highlight the positive impact Sycuan and all Tribes have on the San Diego region and beyond via responsible governance, historical significance, business leadership and community outreach.


#4 In December, Sycuan Casino Resort proudly presented $175,000 to 25 local charities as part of its 15th Annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony. Members of the Sycuan Tribal Council and leadership team annually select a difference-making charity in areas ranging from social and health services to arts and the environment.


#5 Sycuan has an unwavering commitment to public safety, on and off the reservation. Sycuan’s Police and Fire Departments and Medical Center serve the entire East County and San Diego communities.

#6 Sycuan begins its 28th season as a Padres Sponsor. For more than a quarter-century, Sycuan has set a new standard for community support with its sponsorship of the San Diego Padres.


#7 Sycuan’s initial partnership investment in the San Diego Padres in 1995 was also revolutionary as it was the first Tribal Government sponsorship in Major League Baseball.


#8 The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort are the inaugural Founding Partners at San Diego State’s new Snapdragon Stadium.


#9 Sycuan has a long track record of running unparalleled quality golf tournaments facilitating over 260 events per year. Whether it is a corporate tournament or a charity event, Singing Hills Golf Resort has incredible golf courses, facilities, knowledgeable professionals and impeccable service.


#10 Sycuan Casino Resort boasts a 12-story luxury hotel tower, resort-style pool deck, lazy river, full-service spa and salon, award-winning restaurants, live entertainment and casino games you can’t find anywhere else in California.

Sycuan Casino Resort

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Kamran Saeed