Viejas Casino Named “Business Partner of the Year” by Partnerships with
Casino honored for employing adults with developmental disabilities
SAN DIEGO -- October 22, 2012
Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment
destination, has been named Business Partner of the Year by Partnerships with
Industry (PWI). The honor was announced at PWI’s annual awards event held on
Saturday, October 20.
“For seven years Viejas Casino has been providing adults with intellectual,
developmental and other disabilities the opportunity to change their lives
through employment in the community. PWI is excited to honor Viejas Casino for
their support, commitment and dedication to PWI’s mission and for being a
corporate partner that defines a ‘win-win partnership,’” according to Mark
Berger, PWI’s chief executive.
Chris Kelley, Viejas Casino General Manager, said, “We are very honored to
receive this award as we continue our commitment to employing a diverse group
of Team Members, including adults with disabilities. By helping to improve
their lives through productive employment, we help improve the entire
Viejas Casino has been a national leader in hiring adults with physical and
developmental disabilities and is the only casino in the United States to
employ its own, internal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.
About Partnerships with Industry
San Diego-based Partnerships with Industry provides adults with intellectual,
developmental or other disabilities the opportunity to reach their potential
and realize their dream of community employment and independence. Their jobs
provide them with self-esteem, income, purpose and much more. Thanks to PWI,
every day over 550 individuals get up looking forward to the day — by going to
work. Learn more at www.pwiworks.org.
About Viejas Casino
Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino features
thousands of slot machines; exciting table games including Blackjack, Baccarat
and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room; and an off-track
betting facility. Viejas Casino features a variety of restaurants including
the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful
Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a
unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries,
Viejas Bowl and, opening in November, Southern California’s largest outdoor
ice rink. For more information, visit www.viejas.com or call 1-800-847-6537.
Viejas Casino & Outlets
Robert Scheid, 619-922-9736
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