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Jamestown Tribe commits to Duck Derby sponsorship
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has agreed to continue to be a sponsor of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby and other Olympic Medical Center Foundation events over the next three years, the foundation and tribal representatives announced earlier this week.
The Duck Race, jointly conducted by the OMC Foundation and Sequim Rotary, will be held on Sunday, June 1, with ducks going on sale Friday, May 2, at several Clallam County locations.
“We appreciate the opportunity to help make a difference in our community,” Jamestown tribal chairman W. Ron Allen said. “We have committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the foundation over the past 15 plus years and since our health clinic in Sequim works closely with Olympic Medical Center, we know first-hand what a difference the foundation’s fundraising has done for OMC operations. We are extremely impressed with the leadership and team addressing the quality of health care in our community. We truly believe that the foundation makes a difference.”
Foundation executive director Bruce Skinner said, “Because of the tribe’s and other sponsorship, we are able to give 100 percent of monies that are donated to us at our events to Olympic Medical Center.”
The tribe is joined by its business interests, including 7 Cedars Casino, The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course and the Longhouse Deli.
They also will continue to be the title sponsor of the “Red, Set, Go!” Heart Luncheon and to be involved in all other foundation fundraising events, including the Sonny Sixkiller Husky Legends Golf Tournament, Harvest of Hope and Festival of Trees.