The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Sky Ute Casino Resort to host the 16th Annual Non-Profit Money Booth

Fifteen non-profit organizations from La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan Counties will compete for their share of over $20,000 on Thursday, May 14 at Sky Ute Casino Resort in the 15th Annual Non-Profit Money Booth. Since 1999, when Sky Ute Casino Resort held the first Non-Profit Money Booth Event, nearly $275,000 has been given to local charities to support a variety of worthy causes. Last year, selected organizations included: Community Connections, Friends of the Pine River Library, The Adult Learning Center, Upper Pine River Fire Auxiliary, Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Silver SPRUCE Academy, Heart Safe La Plata, Durango Shin-Budo Kai Aikido, Four Corners Blue Star Mothers NM#1, TARA Historical Society @ Navajo Lake, Durango Food Bank, Ignacio Community Church and SUCAP Wildcats Basketball Program.

A reception will be held in the Event’s Center from 6 – 7 p.m. to honor the selected organizations and present each with a $500 check.  Then, the action will get underway at 7 p.m. when a representative from each organization will enter the money booth for 45 seconds to grab as much cash as they can!

Applications are now available at All applications must be turned in no later than Friday, May 1 by 4 p.m. to be considered for admittance into the event. For further information, or to have an application faxed or emailed, contact Marketing Coordinator, Tracy Leppert, at 970-563-1752 or


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