Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Recognized for San Diego FC Partnership

Congratulations, Sycuan Casino Resort!

The NAFOA, Native American Finance Officers Association, recognizes the 17th annual leadership award recipients.

“The Business Impact Deal of the Year Award acknowledges initiatives driving significant economic growth for tribes and Indian Country. This year’s recipient is the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, recognized for their shared acquisition of the Major League Soccer franchise, San Diego FC, alongside entrepreneur Mohamed Mansour. This pioneering partnership, enhanced by the Sycuan Tribe’s rich cultural heritage and longstanding community ties to the San Diego area, includes establishing the Right to Dream Academy for student-athletes. This historic agreement marks a pivotal moment for the Sycuan Tribe, marking them as the first Native American tribe to hold an ownership stake in a men’s professional sports team. Through extensive collaboration, the tribe has paved the way for future opportunities, opening doors for tribes to engage in sports franchise ownership and various private and corporate ventures.

San Diego FC is set to debut in 2025 at the 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium.

NAFOA was founded over 40 years ago as the Native American Finance Officers Association to highlight the role of tribal finance in fostering economic opportunities.”

Credit: NAFOA 2024

2024 Top Workplace | Sycuan Casino Resort

Sycuan has been recognized among the 2024 Top Workplaces in the United States by USA Today in the large company category. The annual USA Today Top Workplaces list is based on the results of employee feedback surveys that were administered by Energage, an employee research and consulting firm.

Now a first-time recipient of this prestigious distinction, Sycuan is proud to have won because of its commitment to its team members by fostering a healthy and positive work environment and encouraging upward mobility through promoting from within. The loyalty and longevity this has established are evident in the fact that approximately 30% of team members have been with the organization for over 10 years. Sycuan also recognizes its team members through monthly, quarterly, and annual recognition programs.

The organization offers several great employee benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plans with company matching, education reimbursement, corporate discounts, and paid time off. Employees can also take advantage of free transportation to and from work by using Sycuan shuttle busses throughout San Diego County.

Once team members join the Sycuan family, they enjoy unique privileges such as free daily food offerings and discounted meals available in the team dining room.

Celebrating diversity is at the core of Sycuan’s values. Through their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program (DEI), they unite the team, community, and cultures through open dialogue, education, and awareness. The purpose of this initiative and our six Team Member Networking Groups is to foster an inclusive environment where team members are respected, valued, and empowered to be their authentic selves.

Sycuan partners with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations in San Diego, providing opportunities for team members to volunteer and participate in events that help a wide array of causes benefiting the community.

To learn about how you can join the Sycuan family and for more information about upcoming job fairs and employment opportunities, please visit Sycuan.com/employment

Sycuan Presents $180K to 25 Charities During 2023 Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony

Sycuan Presents $180K to 25 Charities During 2023 Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony

(San Diego, Calif.) – Dec. 15, 2023 – On Thursday, December 7, Sycuan Casino Resort presented $180K to 25 different charities during its 2023 Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony.

Each December, members of the Sycuan Tribal Council and the Sycuan Executive Team individually select a charity to donate to on behalf of Sycuan. The Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony has been held at Sycuan more than 10 times and has supported a variety of causes over the years ranging from social and health services to the arts and the environment.

“The Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony was founded in 2006 and is something we look forward to each year,” said Cody J. Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The event brings together many diverse organizations and change-makers that are making a major impact in the community. This year, we are honored to support more than 20 organizations with a variety of admirable causes.”

Charities Involved (A-Z): Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego, Alzheimer’s San Diego, America’s First Policy Institute, Bichon FurKids, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Children’s Book Party, Church of the Immaculate Conception – Music Ministry, ElderHelp San Diego, Garden of Innocence, Gary Sinise Foundation San Diego, Grossmont High Music Program, Monarch School, NAMI San Diego, Ocean Discovery Institute, Postpartum Health Alliance, Rady Children’s Hospital – Cancer Center, Rocking Horse Ranch, San Diego Youth Services, SAY San Diego, Sharp Guardian Angel – Shankar Sundaram, Skinny Gene Project, SOMBFAB – Some of My Best Friends are Bald, The Animal Pad, Thrive Outside San Diego/San Diego Foundation and Urban Street Angels.

About Sycuan Casino Resort

Sycuan Casino Resort began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 40 years later, it has become a community landmark and one of San Diego’s premier casino and resort destinations. Sycuan recently completed a $260M expansion, which includes a 12-story luxury hotel tower with over 300 guest rooms and 57 suites. Guests can enjoy a wide range of onsite amenities including a variety of new restaurants from fast-casual to fine dining, meeting and event space, a full-service spa, fitness center and a state-of-the-art pool and gardens area with a lazy river and swim-up bar. Sycuan also boasts a newly expanded casino floor for a total of 2,800 slot machines and 54 table games in a variety of gaming options. Sycuan is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information visit www.sycuan.com or call 619-445-6002.