July 14, 2010 –
MAYETTA: An awards ceremony will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort where $91,100 will be distributed to several Topeka, Kan. organizations and other non-profit groups by the Tribal Council and Charitable Contributions Committee. The ceremony will be held in the Prairie du Chien/Green Bay convention center rooms.
Topeka groups that will be recognized include the Stormont Vail Foundation Care Line ($10,000), OLG Fiesta Mexicana ($10,000), March of Dimes ($5,000), 20/30 Topeka Children’s Charities ($5,000), Northeast Area Agency on Aging ($3,000), Florence Crittenton Service ($5,000), Big Brothers Big Sisters ($5,000), Junior League of Topeka ($4,000), Kansas Children’s Service League ($3,000), Midland Care ($2,500), Topeka Civic Theatre ($2,000), and Race Against Breast Cancer ($1,000).
Native American organizations receiving awards include the We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410-Mayetta, Kan. ($4,600), Kickapoo Boys & Girls Club-Horton, Kan. ($5,000), and Shawnee County Allied Tribes-Topeka, Kan. ($4,000).
Several other organizations will also receive donations including the Fresh Start Learning Center-Holton, Kan. ($7,000), Holton/Jackson Co. Chamber of Commerce (3,000), Audio Reader Network-Lawrence, Kan. ($1,000), Rose Hill Historical Society-Rose Hill, Kan. ($1,000), St. Mary’s Food Pantry-St. Marys, Kan. (5,000) and KSDS, Inc, Washington, Kan. (5,000).
The Charitable Contributions Committee is comprised of six tribal members, who along with the Tribal Council, selected 21 organizations to receive the 2nd quarter distribution. Areas that are focused on when determining the distribution of funds include groups involved in education, health and community services, environmental protection and preservation, and religious organizations that have an impact on the spiritual wellness and quality of life for all.