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Tribe, Black Oak Casino Resort Donate $100K to Cancer Center

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Together the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and Black Oak Casino Resort have stepped up to gift $100,000 to the new Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center, in Sonora, California.

The resort and tribal council made equal donations of $50,000 toward the campaign for the center's expansion, which commenced last year and has raised $1.9 million to date with a goal of $3 million by the end of 2015. The 64,000 square-foot cancer center is expected to open in late 2016 or early 2017.

“The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and Black Oak Casino Resort are delighted to be able to contribute to Sonora Regional Medical Center’s capital campaign for their new Cancer Center,” said Ron Patel, CEO of Black Oak Casino Resort. “This investment clearly demonstrates our support for a much-needed state of the art cancer facility, serving the needs of all members of our community.”

Black Oak Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in Tuolumne, California. The Casino encompasses 164,770 square feet of gaming and entertainment options for the whole family, including 1300 slot machines, poker, 26 table games, a high limit gaming area which includes tables, a non-smoking gaming area, three restaurants, a gourmet coffee bar, three casino floor bars, a sports bar & grill, a state of the art bowling center, a live entertainment lounge, a players club, gift shop, and kids arcade, 148 room hotel, Conference Event Center, and complimentary valet parking.