Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (left) and City of Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls (right) present a check for $4,000 to Catholic Community Services. As part of the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American tribes in the state are required to share a percentage of their casino profits to local governments which distribute that money to local nonprofit organizations.
The Cocopah Indian Tribe on Thursday morning welcomed more than a dozen new teachers to the Somerton School District.
Cocopah Vice Chair J. Deal Begay, Jr. (left) and Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (second from right) present the annual profit share check to the Town of Wellton.
The annual contribution enabled Wellton to bring back its summer camp for kids last year and again this year. Wellton Mayor Cecilia McCollough (second from left) and Town Manager Larry Killman received the contribution.
Representatives of the Cocopah Tribal Council present a $1000 check to the Antelope High School football team in support of their upcoming trip to face off a high school team in Alaska.
The team is heading to Alaska in August.
Yuma Boys Baseball League Coach Victor Zavala (center) presents an appreciation plaque to the Cocopah Indian Tribe for sponsoring the 2019 spring baseball season. The nonprofit group provides baseball coaching for both boys and girls ages 5 and 6 years old. The league played 20 games this past baseball season.
Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long represented the Tribe at the Mother's Day Tea Event that Hospice of Yuma held on May 4th at the Pivot Point Conference Center.
Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long presented the Yuma County Board of Supervisors with a $10,000 donation to support the Yuma Community Food Bank. Each year Native American casinos donate a percentage of their profits to local governments in support of community programs.
Cocopah Vice Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr. (right) and Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (center) accept a recognition plaque from Arizona Western College Sports Information Director Tim Slack.
Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr. (fourth from the right) and Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (fourth from the left) present the annual profit share check to Somerton city council.