May 21, 2012
Coushatta Chairman’s Cup Foundation Golf Tournament Held at Koasati Pines at Coushatta
Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $86,000 for Charity
Kinder, LA—On May 18, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana held its 11th Annual Chairman’s Cup Golf Tournament, a charity fundraiser for the Chairman’s Cup Foundation, which uses its funds to benefit charitable organizations in Southwest Louisiana. There were a total of 152 golfers from all across the United States who competed in the four-man scramble. In addition to the day of golf, tournament participants were invited to participate in a Poker and Blackjack tournament on Wednesday evening. The fundraiser generated over $86,000 for the Foundation.
The Chairman’s Cup Foundation is an independent, 501c3 organization and the tournament is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and held at Koasati Pines at Coushatta, the resort’s award winning championship golf course. Local and area businesses participate as sponsors and 100% of funds collected for the Foundations are earmarked for donations to local and regional charities. Written requests for funding by Louisiana-based charitable and non-profit groups, organizations, or individuals in need are submitted to the Foundation Board for review. This year’s beneficiaries will be selected by the Foundation Board after the tournament.
“We’re very pleased to have so much support from our local businesses, our volunteers, sponsors, tribal and local communities to make this another successful event,” stated Coushatta Tribal Chairman Kevin Sickey. “Most importantly, we will have the support to provide funding for local charities and non-profit groups in the coming year,” he added.
About the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana was officially recognized by the Federal government in 1973 and marked a major turning point in tribal history in 1985 with the election by popular vote of the first Coushatta tribal government.
From their earliest days as a proud, hard-working people struggling to maintain long-standing traditions in the face of possible relocation, the Coushatta Indians have endured and overcome every hardship they have faced and have remained on tribal lands in and around Elton, Louisiana, since the 1800s. Despite serious setbacks and some population dispersal, the tribe’s character and ideals have not only held fast, but have been strengthened. The Coushatta language, Koasati, is now considered unique among Native Americans because it has survived in its purest form and is still spoken fluently in the Coushatta community today.
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana owns and operates Coushatta Casino Resort, which employs more than 2,700 area residents.
Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2800 slots and more than 70 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 1-800-584-7263 for more information, or visit the website at www.coushattacasinoresort.com.