Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN – For the second year in a row, Kewadin Casinos’ Pinktastic Tournaments have raised money for two local health departments. The Luce, Mackinac, Alger & Schoolcraft Health District (LMAS) and the Chippewa County Health Department will receive their share of $1,275 with intent of helping women receive assistance for preventative care.
Kewadin Caisnos is owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
“We are so thankful for the donation to our Breast & Cervical Cancer Control program,” said Debbie Hoder, Business Manager for the BCCP program. “This donation will enable LMAS to continue service the eligible women in our communities with these much needed health screening services.” In total, the LMAS program received $675.
In Chippewa County, $600 was given to the Pink Ribbon Classic Fund to be earmarked for local women who have not yet been able to register for insurance. “The funds will help cover their deductibles,” said Sheri Buckley who oversees the Pink Ribbon Classic Fund.
The funds were raised with a $5 donation from Kewadin Cares for each participant in two “Pinktastic Tournament”. One was held in St. Ignace on October 4-6 and another in Sault Ste. Marie on October 18 – 20.
The Kewadin Cares program began in 2003 when the casino started partnering with local organizations to raise awareness of our Pledge of Allegiance and United States Armed Forces and veterans. The program has since grown to include holiday giving programs, anti-bullying awareness, drinking and driving awareness campaigns and support of organizations like Big Brothers & Big Sisters.