By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Spokane Tribe Casino holds first charitable donation event

Tribal officials donate thousands to local organizations


Last updated 12/27/2018 at 11:28pm

Lee Hughes

Members of the Sunset Volunteer Firefighters Association (foreground) and other recipients and guests of the Spokane Tribe of Indians mingle during the first charitable giving event Dec. 19 at the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights.

The Spokane Tribe Casino and Spokane Tribe of Indians council members presented 20 checks totaling $100,000 to various non-profit community and educational organizations at the casino on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

It was the first of many charitable efforts by the Airway Heights casino, according to a press release.

Some beneficiaries expressed surprise at the donations after receiving an invitation from the tribe.

Like many of the recipients at the event, Mable Dunbar, director of Cleone's Closet and Food Pantry in Airway Heights, was initially unaware the organization was being considered as a...

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