WIth November being National Hospice Month, the Cocopah Indian Tribe donated $5,000 to Hospice of Yuma in support of the non-profit group's mission to provide compassionate care for those in need and their families.
Pictured from left to right: 2020 Silver Spur Rodeo Chairman Damian Moore, Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long, Rodeo Teen Queen Mya Preston, Rodeo Queen Kaitlynn Salter and Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr.
Each year the tribe sponsors the rodeo's mutton busting event.
Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr. (right) and Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (left) present a sponsorship for the upcoming Battle of the Bands event that is being hosted by the Yuma Art Center.
Mr. Begay and Ms. Long spoke with Lindsay Benacka, Yuma Art Center arts and culture program manager (second from left) and Ana Lazo-Padilla, Yuma Art Center marketing specialist, about the Sept. 21st show that will be held at the Yuma Historic Theatre.
Cocopah Tribal Council on Friday morning hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Tribe's new convenience store. Located on Highway 95 across from the Cocopah Casino, the new store is expected to be opened spring of 2020.
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.