Pechanga resort hosted its 19th annual charity golf tournament this month that raised more than $100,000 for Trauma Intervention Programs of SW Riverside Co., Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services, Shoes That Fit and the Gary Sinise Foundation.


The two-day event drew 365 golfers to play The Journey at Pechanga, the tribe’s scenic and challenging golf course. The event now has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations in the Temecula region.


“Pechanga’s commitment to the ideal of helping people become self-sufficient is why we are passionate about this event,” said Edith Atwood, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation.

The following four organizations received $25,000 each:

Trauma Intervention Programs, Southwest Riverside County

Utilizes volunteers to provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long-term recovery. Trained volunteers are called by first responders to scenes of traumatic events, such as hospitals, private homes, and on-scene.

Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services

Rancho Damacitas provides comprehensive care and compassion for abused and neglected children and young adults through life-enriching opportunities and strength-based, solution-focused programs and services. Funding will go toward the building of the “Honor Home,” which will serve five young adults participating in the Project Independence program. Project Independence and the “Honor Home” is the organization’s solution to keeping young adults off the streets, out of jail, and becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.


Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit gives new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. The simple, hands-on program encourages volunteerism in every community.

Gary Sinise Foundation

The foundation honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.  It creates and supports unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Funds will go toward the building of adaptive smart homes for two wounded warriors, each which average $600,000.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe that has called the Temecula Valley home since time immemorial.  The Pechanga Indian Reservation was established by presidential executive order in 1882, affirming the Tribe’s sovereign rights and land-base. The Pechanga Band directly employs over 5,000 people and owns and operates the award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino, the largest gaming facility in the western United States.