COACHELLA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Spotlight 29 Casino have donated $50,000 to the 9th Annual Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its mission to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Taking place Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA, the tournament and live music showcase will feature more than 75 actors, athletes, celebrities and rock legends.

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and for more than 50 years St. Jude has generously provided treatment and services for families — regardless of their ability to pay,” said Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike. “The Tribe is proud to contribute to this ongoing effort by underwriting one of its most successful annual fundraisers, The Warburton, which takes place right here in our backyard. We believe no family should have to face cancer alone.”    

Founded in 2011, The Warburton is the highest grossing golf tournament for St. Jude nationwide, having raised more than $9.8 million to date. The tournament’s namesake host, actor Patrick Warburton, is perhaps best known for playing Puddy on “Seinfeld” and starring on the syndicated sitcom “Rules of Engagement.”

Scheduled to appear at this year’s event are: classic rocker Alice Cooper, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, Mike Mills of R.E.M., country star Gretchen Wilson, “Breaking Bad” actor Jonathan Banks, singer-actor Christian Kane, and many others.

“We’re really excited to be a part of one of the desert’s entertaining and successful fundraising events,” said Spotlight 29 Casino Chief Operating Officer/General Manager Michael Frawley. “In addition to being a lot of fun for the attendees and participants, the tournament’s mission is consistent with our core values to help families in need.”

For more information about The Warburton or to purchase tickets, visit For more information about Spotlight 29 Casino, visit

About Spotlight 29 Casino:

Spotlight 29 Casino is the Coachella Valley’s Best Bet, featuring 1,600 of the hottest and most popular slots of any Casino in the Coachella Valley. Spotlight 29 Casino also offers world-class table games plus delicious dining options including JEM Steakhouse, Capitata Buffet, Sharkey's Pizza, Easy Rita's Margaritas, Mr. Weiners and La Diabla Maria. Spotlight 29 Casino provides the premier entertainment experience in the Coachella Valley and is home to the 2,200-seat Spotlight Showroom, which has featured headliners such as Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Dave Chappelle, Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride and many others. Spotlight 29 Casino is only minutes from Palm Springs, located just off of Interstate 10 at Dillon Road. Spotlight 29 Casino is a business venture of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. For more information, go to or call (760) 775-5566. Follow Spotlight 29 Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #Spotlight29Casino.

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