San Manuel Orange County Golf Tournament Raises $425,000 for Non-Profits

HIGHLAND, CA – The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted its annual golf tournament, raising $425,000 for tribal, local and national non-profits – largest year for funds raised at the event. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated more than $3 million to 50 non-profit organizations as a result of its annual golf tournament. The tournament was the first tribal event at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club since the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians acquired an interest in the property earlier this year.  

The event commenced with a celebration and a check presentation of $85,000 each to five inspiring tribal, local and national non-profits. Recipients included: Lakota Waldorf School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota; Voices for Children; Citrus Counseling Services; Radiant Futures of Orange County; and Meals on Wheels OC.  

San Manuel OC Golf Tournament

“Each year, I stand in awe of the thoughtfulness and generosity of our sponsors and partners to continue San Manuel’s mission of supporting organizations that are truly the boots on the ground for making our world a better place,” said San Manuel Chairwoman, Lynn Valbuena. “These five non-profits are improving the lives of so many Native Americans, as well as local communities, and we are proud to help. The tournament is one of the many ways San Manuel demonstrates its value of giving back.” 

This year, golfers teed off on ocean-view golf courses at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach and Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point for the four-day tournament. Presenting sponsors of the tournament included Imagine This and PENTA Building Group. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino was also joined by its sports partners from the LA Dodgers, LAFC and the Anaheim Ducks.