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Viejas Casino and guests collect toys for Salvation Army xmas appeal

7 December 2012

SAN DIEGO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Viejas Casino Team Members and guests have raised more than 7,000 toys for the Salvation Army serving eastern San Diego County.

As an air of excitement and anticipation hung over the 37th Annual Stoney & Rob’s Holiday Party and Fundraiser, the curtain was raised on the stage of the DreamCatcher at Viejas Casino last night to reveal more than 7,000 toys that will go to needy families in the area. The exact number raised this year was 7,217...up significantly from last year, when Team Members and guests at Viejas Casino and Outlets raised just over 3,000 toys.

Viejas Casino & Outlets Team Members and Viejas Tribal Government staff donated the toys during the month of November. In addition, Viejas Casino Guests received $5 Free Play Cash in exchange for donations of new, unwrapped toys and shoppers at the Viejas Outlets received discounts at Viejas Bowl and the Viejas Ice Rink, as well as a Gift Card in exchange for new, unwrapped toys.

Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley said, “Every year we’ve raised the bar on the Toy Drive, and every year our Team Members and guests have met the challenge...and then some. It demonstrates their commitment to excellence and their dedication to helping families in our community, and I’m very proud of them.”

Also at last night’s event, Viejas Community Relations presented Salvation Army Captain Terry Masango with a check for $15,000 on behalf of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to support the Army’s efforts in eastern San Diego County.

About Viejas Casino & Outlets

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines, exciting table games including Blackjack; Baccarat and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility.

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