Pala Band of Mission Indians Donates $2,500 to the Children's Bureau of Southern California

July 15, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    CONTACT:      Doug Elmets
Thursday, July 15, 2010                                                (916) 329-9180

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today its $2,500 sponsorship of the 17th Annual Mighty Rubber Ducky Derby.  The derby is put on by the Children’s Bureau of Southern California to raise money for child abuse prevention efforts in Southern California.  


“The Mighty Rubber Ducky Derby is a fun event that brings the community together and helps local families affected by child abuse obtain the care and services they need,” said Robert H. Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “It is a pleasure to work with the Children’s Bureau of Southern California to help raise awareness in our community for this important issue.”   


The Children’s Bureau of Southern California was founded in 1904.  It provides prevention and treatment services to over 7,000 abused and neglected children and their families each year throughout Orange County.  


The 17th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby will take place on October 3 in Irvine, CA. Individuals and organizations sponsor rubber ducks that are raced down the lazy river at Wild Rivers Waterpark with the opportunity to win prizes depending how well the duck places in the race. All of the proceeds go to the Children’s Bureau of Southern California.

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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