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Pokagon Band donates $100,000 to Beacon Children’s Hospital

Beacon Children’s Hospital recently received an annual contribution of $100,000 from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi as part of the Tribe’s voluntary local agreement with the City of South Bend to share revenue from its Four Winds South Bend casino.

“We are humbled and honored to be one the selected organizations through The Pokagon Band’s agreement with the City of South Bend,” said Susan King, President, Beacon Health Foundation. “Their generosity ensures we are able to provide the best care for children in our community, close to home and near their families.”

This is the third annual contribution Beacon Children’s Hospital has received from the Pokagon Band.

Its total contribution will reach $500,000 over five years.

“The Pokagon Band is very proud to be able to continue our annual voluntary contributions to Beacon Children’s Hospital, which plays a vital role in serving the community,” said Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Chairman of the Pokagon Band and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority.

“Although the challenges due to COVID-19 persist, we must continue to find ways to support individuals and families, especially those with the greatest need,” Wesaw said. “We commend Beacon Children’s Hospital for its continued efforts to serve the community in spite of the current environment.”

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