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December 15, 2009 10:27 ET

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Celebrate One Year Anniversary of Red Hawk Casino

Tribe Contributes Millions of Dollars to the Community Since Opening Red Hawk Casino

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is pleased to announce that it will present three checks totaling $7,700,000 to El Dorado County on Tuesday, December 15, at 8 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors meeting at 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville. In keeping with its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the county, the Shingle Springs Band will present a check for $5.2 million, which represents the first of 20 payments to extend Highway 50's HOV lanes both eastbound and westbound from Bass Lake Road to South Shingle Road/Ponderosa Road. Additional checks to be presented include $2 million for the general discretionary fund and $500,000 representing sales taxes collected on retail goods. In addition to the three checks, the Tribe will also make its second payment of $125,000 for public safety.

"We are very proud of the contributions that we have made to the community since we opened Red Hawk Casino," said Tribal Chairman Nicholas H. Fonseca. "Our Tribe is committed to supporting charitable endeavors throughout the community. Over the course of the past year, we have donated to a diverse group of organizations including those in the Native American community, the Asian American community, local organizations in and around El Dorado County, veterans, and public service organizations."

In addition to its contributions to El Dorado County, the Shingle Springs Band has also donated more than $194,000 in charitable contributions to various organizations in the community including $20,000 donated by the Tribe, $93,000 donated by its Tribal Gaming Authority and $81,000 donated by its Red Hawk Casino. Additionally, Red Hawk Casino employees have dedicated more than 350 volunteer hours in the community.

The following is an abbreviated list of organizations and events that the Tribe and its entities have donated to or sponsored in 2009:

--  Adobo Filipino Festival
--  Albie Aware Foundation
--  Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
--  American Heart Association
--  Art and Wine Affaire
--  Asian Community Center Golf Invitational
--  Asian Heritage Festival
--  Coloma Blues Live
--  Correctional Peace Officers Association
--  El Dorado Art Council
--  El Dorado County Boozefighters Motorcycle Club's Food and Toy Drive
--  El Dorado County Fair
--  El Dorado County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
--  Folsom Police Department Western Motor Officers Association
--  The Food Bank of El Dorado County
--  Friends of the Historic Bayley House
--  Hangtown Firefighters
--  Pacific Rim Festival
--  Pista Sa Nayon
--  Placerville Downtown Association
--  Ride and Shine
--  Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
--  Sacramento Police Department Western Motor Officers Association
--  The Special Olympics Golf Tournament
--  Tribal Economic and Social Solutions Agency (TESSA)
--  United Way California Capital Region

Red Hawk Casino also donated more than 4,000 decks of cards to veterans and to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

About the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized Tribe located in El Dorado County, Calif. The Tribe, whose members consist of Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan Indians, governs the Shingle Springs Rancheria, a 160-acre Indian reservation in Shingle Springs, Calif. The Tribe seeks to honor and protect its territory and cultural heritage to benefit future generations. The Tribe owns and operates its Red Hawk Casino, providing employment to its members and surrounding communities. Its revenue enhances the Tribal Government's ability to meet the essential needs of its membership. More information is available at

About Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is located off the Red Hawk Parkway exit of Highway 50, just 10 minutes east of Folsom. Red Hawk Casino is managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. Red Hawk Casino features approximately 2,100 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. More information can be found at

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