SOBOBA CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IS ON ITS WAY

Golfers can look forward to a fun day on the greens while local nonprofits will enjoy the green of money they can earn for their worthy causes as the Soboba Charity Golf Tournament prepares to tee off for the tenth year.  The Soboba Foundation and Soboba Casino Resort are collaborating once again for this annual signature event. A two-day tournament will give teams plenty of opportunities to enjoy a round of golf while supporting 10 area charities. But the fun starts prior to the carts and clubs coming out.

Monday, March 28 will give participants a chance for an early registration and Shopping Experience at the Soboba Springs Golf Course from 5 to 9 p.m. Available spots for each day will be on a first-come, first-served basis. March 29 will mark the first day of the tournament with registration and Shopping Experience from 7 to 9 a.m. before the shotgun start at 10 a.m. Raffles, an auction and an awards banquet will follow at about 5 p.m. at the Soboba Casino Resort Event Center. The second day of the tournament will follow the identical schedule so that everyone can enjoy the same exciting experience regardless of the day they are registered to attend.

The Soboba Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to be beneficiaries of this year’s Soboba Charity Golf Tournament. To be eligible to be chosen as a beneficiary, the organization must be located within the San Jacinto Valley or be an organization that serves the San Jacinto Valley. Each organization must complete and submit a Nonprofit Beneficiary Application to the Sponsorship Coordinator at avallejos@soboba-nsn.gov no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Soboba Foundation Board, who will choose ten they deem most appropriate to receive funding. All organizations that apply will be notified in writing of the final decisions. Chosen organizations will be required to promote the tournament in addition to providing volunteers for the days of the event pending COVID-19 protocols. Each of the ten beneficiaries will receive $10,000 for their nonprofit with the possibility of some extra surprises to mark the event’s milestone anniversary. For any questions, please feel free to call 951-654-2765, extension 4112 or email Andrew Vallejos at avallejos@soboba-nsn.gov.

Soboba Tribal Chairman and Tournament Director Isaiah Vivanco and Soboba Foundation President Dondi Silvas said the Foundation has been able to contribute more than $1 million of support to local nonprofit organizations throughout Indian Country and Southern California in the past nine years because of the generosity and assistance of its partners.

“This would simply not be possible without the support of our esteemed partners and fellow tribes,” Vivanco said. 

Participants will also receive a reduced room rate opportunity at the Soboba Casino Resort hotel, allowing for all guests to enjoy the entirety of the course, the festivities to follow and to enjoy all that the Soboba Casino Resort has to offer. 

“The support we receive each year is greatly appreciated by both the Soboba Foundation and all of the charity recipients who benefit,” Silvas said.

Generous sponsorship packages are available again this year. Anyone purchasing a Premium Package for $7,000 will receive four entries to one day of the tournament, four $600 gift cards to use at the Shopping Experience, four 10-year anniversary commemorative golf gifts, four vouchers for $100 Free Slot Play at the Soboba Casino and a tee sign to advertise their business or name to all golfers on the course.

A Pair Package for $3,500 offers two entries into the tournament, two $600 Shopping Experience gift cards, two 10-year anniversary premium gift packages, two $100 vouchers for Free Slot Play and a tee sign on the golf course. For those that want to support the charities but don’t golf, Tee Signs at $750 and in-kind donations are available.

The excitement continues beyond the course as a Grand Prize of at least $10,000 cash, and up to $20,000, will be available at each evening’s banquet. Sign up now to be part of the excitement of the Soboba Charity Golf Tournament’s 10-year celebration!

For more information, www.soboba-nsn.gov/sponsorship.

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