Sycuan recognized as Corporate Hero 2022 by the American Red Cross

SAN DIEGO, October 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sycuan Casino Resort today announced that the organization has been recognized by the American Red Cross as this year’s Corporate Hero 2022. The 20th Annual Real Heroes Awards is a celebration honoring local individuals and organizations who embody the mission and spirit of the Red Cross by saving lives and creating safer, stronger and more resilient communities.

Sycuan Tribal Police Department Chief of Police Bill Denke accepts the 2022 Corporate Hero Award on behalf of Sycuan Casino Resort.

“Each of this year’s recipients has gone above and beyond to help their community, and even to save lives,” said Sean Mahony, Regional CEO of the Southern California Region of the American Red Cross. “We are thrilled to recognize them for their courage, compassion and impact on the community.”

In addition to Sycuan, seven other San Diegan residents have been recognized for their heroism, including Animal Welfare Hero: Barbara Fryhero of the gift of life: Alan LewisGood Samaritan Hero: AWS1 Cale Foyemergency service heroes: Kenneth-Kim, St. Mark Fire Department, Armed Forces Service Hero: Aviation Survival Technician 1 (AST1) Joshua Carlsonyouthful heroes: Bianca Villalobos and First Responder Hero: Officer Janel Seney.

“It is a great honor for Sycuan to be recognized as this year’s Corporate Hero,” said Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “Sycuan has been a proud supporter of the American Red Cross for nearly 20 years. Over the years, we have partnered with many critical initiatives, including disaster preparedness and response, CPR training, and safety exhibits. We look forward to continuing to partner with the American Red Cross and thank them for their unwavering commitment to our community and providing essential services that save lives year after year.”

For more information on the 20th Annual Real Heroes Awards and the 2022 Real Heroes Honorees, please visit

About Sycuan Casino Resort

Sycuan Casino Resort began as a humble bingo palace in 1983. Today, over 38 years later, it has become a community landmark and one of the San Diego one premier casinos and resort destinations. Sycuan’s newly expanded AAA Four Diamond property features a 12-story hotel tower with over 300 rooms and 57 luxury suites. Guests can enjoy a wide range of on-site amenities, including a variety of restaurants and bars ranging from fast food to fine dining, meeting and event space, a full-service spa, a fitness center and a state-of-the-art outdoor pool deck with two pools, lazy river and swim-up bar. Sycuan also has an extensive casino with over 2,300 slot machines and 54 table games in a variety of game options. Sycuan is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, please visit, Facebook: @sycuancasinoresort, Instagram: @sycuan_casinoresort, Twitter: @sycuancasino and LinkedIn: company/sycuancasinoresort or call 619-445-6002.

About the American Red Cross Southern California Region

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and comforts disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. The Southern California Region of the Red Cross proudly serves San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Saint Bernardine and the imperial counties. In addition to conducting disaster preparedness and response programs, blood collection, health and safety training, international service programs, and support to the military community, the Southern California region provides nutritional counseling through its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in San Diego and helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters through its Prepare SoCal and To prepare San Diego initiatives. For more information, please visit or, or connect with the Southern California Region at TwitterInstagram, YouTube or Facebook.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Lacsa
Sycuan Casino Resort
619-445-6002 x1130
[email protected]

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