November 25, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                            CONTACT: Doug Elmets

November 25, 2009                                                                            916.329.9180


 PALA, CAPala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith presented a check for $5,000 to the Quentin Jammer Foundation today, which will help pay for the Thanksgiving holiday celebration for the San Pasqual Academy students.


San Pasqual Academy is the first residential education campus for foster youth in the nation. San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer’s foundation, the Quentin Jammer Foundation, focuses efforts on providing for students at the Academy.


“The Pala Tribe was honored to make this donation and help make the Thanksgiving holiday a memorable celebration for the students at San Pasqual Academy,” said Chairman Smith. “During this holiday season, we want to encourage our neighbors to reach out and make the holidays brighter for many others who may go without.”


The San Pasqual Academy’s Thanksgiving celebration at the San Diego Hall of Champions included all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings as well as motivational speakers, entertainment and other activities for students.


The Pala Band of Mission Indians consists of 1,117 members with 650 living on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range, located along 5,000 square miles of California’s desert and approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego on Interstate 15.





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