Tribe, Casino to host 17th 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 12 at Sky Ute Casino Resort in the 17th Annual Non-Profit Money Booth. Since 1999, when Sky Ute Casino Resort held the first Non-Profit Money Booth Event, nearly $300,000 has been given to local charities to support a variety of worthy causes.

Last year, selected organizations included: Dancing Spirit Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, WolfWood Refuge, Friends of the Ignacio Community Library, GECKO Inc., WINGS of Freedom Inc., Veteran’s Memorial Park of Archuleta County, Be Frank Foundation, Tribal College Journal, People Improving Communities & Kids, Ignacio FFA Booster Club, Bayfield Lions Club Foundation, Adult Day Care at Our Place, La Plata Council on Aging Inc. and Health Coalition of Southwest Colorado.

A reception will be held in the Event’s Center from 6 to 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, April 29 by 5 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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