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Aug 12, 2019 | Headlines | 0 comments

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino collects nearly 1,200 backpacks for Big Brothers, Big Sisters partnerships

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Written by Tina Botill


Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California for a back-to-school backpack drive. Thanks to Tachi Palace’s caring guests and staff, 1,190 new backpacks will be donated to local children in need.

“ I am so proud of our generous and caring Tachi community and partners, exceeding our expectations on the number of backpacks donated,” said Interim Tribal Marketing Director Rojelio Morales. “It’s proof that together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.”

Monetary donations for supplies are being accepted on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California’s Facebook page or the public is invited to drop off new supplies at their office located at 4047 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93726.

“There’s nothing like the smile on our youths’ faces when they get a new backpack to start the school year,” said Diane Phakonekham, Executive Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central California. “Our goal now is to raise funds to fill those backpacks with school supplies.”

For more information contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California, (559) 268-2447 or Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, (559) 924-7751.


For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Help children in our community who need and deserve mentors build self-confidence and realize their potential by volunteering or donating today. www.bigs.org

TheTachiPalace Hotel & Casino is owned and operated byTachi-Yokut Tribe.TachiPalace is located in Lemoore, CA, on the Santa Rosa Rancheria.TachiPalace offers the finest gaming action with slots, bingo, and various table games. They have five dining options and host national entertainment.TachiPalace is home to the largest Sprung Tent for comfortable outdoor entertainment. The on-site Yokut gas station offers gas, diesel, race high-octane pumps and electric charging stations, plus a convenience store, smoke shop, market and gaming. Next door to the hotel is the Coyote Entertainment Center featuring movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards room, arcade and food and concessions. The hotel features 255 luxurious rooms and suites. Bookings for weddings, special occasions and business functions are also available. www.tachipalace.com

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