Published June 7, 2016
SOBOBA INDIAN RESERVATION – The Soboba Casino, owned and operated by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, located in San Jacinto, California, is honoring the legacy of three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away last Friday night after his 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ali was 74.
As a way to honor the late champion, the Soboba Casino has invited fans and members of the community the casino from Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to write a message of sympathy in a book of condolences located at the front entrance of the Soboba Casino. At the conclusion of Wednesday’s signing the book will be sent overnight to the Ali family in Louisville, Kentucky before the Ali’s funeral on Friday.
“His charisma, athleticism, talent, and eloquence propelled him into stardom, but his advocacy for civil rights earned him the respect of the world,” stated in part of the news release issued by Soboba Casino on Tuesday afternoon.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of the world champion.There are few people that have come into a sport and completely change the game. Muhammad Ali was one of them,” stated Soboba Casino’s General Manager Scott Sirois. “His peaceful efforts to unify diverse cultures and exalt the human condition will echo through time and continue to inspire generations to come. We at Soboba Casino would like to send our deepest condolences to the Ali family and want to say thank you for all he has done in and out of the ring.”
Soboba Casino features approximately 2,000 of the newest, hottest slot machines, an expansive and modern non-smoking room, 20 classic gaming tables featuring all your favorite card games, and a large outdoor event arena which easily accommodates over 10,000 people.