(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, CA 93257) – Monday afternoon, Eagle Mountain Casino presented donation checks totaling $97,000 from the 21st Annual Eagle Mountain Casino Charity Golf Tournament that was held on September 29, 2022, at the Ridge Creek Golf Club in Dinuba, CA.
The organizations that received donations included Valley Adult Day Services, Visalia Emergency Aid Council, Porterville Area Coordinating Council, and Golden Empire Gleaners. Each organization received a check for $24,250 at the awards presentation held at Eagle Mountain Casino.
Porterville Area Coordinating Council provides Tulare County with emergency shelter, utilities, clothing, transportation, and gas vouchers.
“Our organization started on an answering machine, and I feel a lot of symbolization when I come up here to the Tule River reservation and Eagle Mountain Casino as they started on two trailers back in 1996. This check will give a huge hand up and lift spirits for people in need. I greatly appreciate Eagle Mountain Casino and the team for all they do, and I congratulate all the other organizations,” said Ryan Land, Executive Director at Porterville Area Coordinating Council.
Matthew Mingrone, the General Manager at Eagle Mountain Casino, said the goal is to surpass the $97,000 donated at the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament in 2023.
Golden Empire Gleaners has a private food bank in Bakersfield, CA providing meals to families in need.
“We can do what we do because of the support of businesses like Eagle Mountain Casino. The need right now is greater than ever. We are finding at our private food bank in Bakersfield that we are filling more baskets of food to take home to their families, so it means so much to have this support,” said Debbie Powers, Executive Director at Golden Empire Gleaners.
Visalia Emergency Aid Council service Tulare County and assist with food-insecure homes and senior housing.
“Thank you to the Tribal Council and to Eagle Mountain Casino and the hard work and effort that goes into putting together a golf tournament. Going into 2023, we wish you so much love moving into your building, good luck to you, and many more years of success and not only in the casino but in the work that you do to support your community”, said Mary Jennings, Executive Director at Visalia Emergency Aid Council.
Valley Adult Day Services is an adult day care that provides respite to the caregivers of Tulare County.
“The number goes up yearly from the charity golf tournaments, so you are all doing something right. Really happy that you are all moving closer to the city, and we are looking forward to it. Thank you very much for all you do for us”, said Laura Kaylor, Executive Director at Valley Adult Day Services.
For more information on the organizations that received donations and how you can help, please review the links provided below:
Porterville Area Coordinating Council – www.paccprovides.org
Visalia Emergency Aid Council – https://www.veac.org/
Golden Empire Gleaners – https://www.goldenempiregleaners.com/
Valley Adult Day Services – https://valleyadultdayservices.org/
Currently, Eagle Mountain Casino is located 17 miles east of Porterville and is a full-service casino owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. Guests must be 18 years of age to enter. The casino is open 24/7. In addition, the Grizzly Food court is open 24/7, and the River Steakhouse is open Friday – Sunday from 5pm – 10pm. Eagle Mountain Casino is a short drive from Bakersfield or Visalia.
The new casino property is scheduled to open soon, off Highway 65 in Porterville, CA, next to the Porterville Fair Grounds. The new property will double in size, growing to over 100,000 square feet, featuring new dining options, 1750 slot machines, 20 table games, and a state-of-the-art event center.