Pokagon Band gives monetary support to Beacon Children’s Hospital

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi donated its annual contribution to Beacon’s Children’s Hospital Wednesday morning.

For the third year, the Pokagon Band donated $100,000 to the children’s hospital as part of the Tribe’s voluntary agreement with the City of South Bend to share revenue from its Four Winds casino in South Bend.

The five-year agreement will reach a total of $500,000.

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

Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Chairman of the Pokagon Band and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority, said that although the pandemic has presented persistent challenges, the Tribe is dedicated to continuing to find ways to support those with the greatest need.

“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,” he said.

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