For Immediate Release
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community joins NB3 Foundation to support largest Native youth health and fitness event – NB3FIT WEEK
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico (April 25, 2017) − NB3FIT WEEK receives $15,000 from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to support the health and fitness of Native American children around the country. As the Presenting Tribal Sponsor, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will help make this the largest national Native youth fitness event in the country! Together, we will reach our goal of engaging 12,000 Native American youth in health and physical activity nationwide during the week of November 5th through 11th, 2017.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a national leader in Native health and nutrition. SMSC has committed over $5 million to improve the nutrition of Native Americans through its Seeds of Native Health campaign. This campaign represents a new extension of the SMSC’s long history of philanthropy, by committing a portion of its annual charitable giving to a dedicated purpose. Having donated more than $325 million since opening its Gaming Enterprise in the 1990s, as well as loaning more than $500 million to other tribes, the SMSC is the largest philanthropic benefactor for Indian Country nationally and one of the largest charitable givers in Minnesota.
Thank you Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for your ongoing support of Native American youth and the NB3 Foundation!
To learn more about NB3FIT Week and to register your community youth activity, please visit http://www.nb3foundation.org/nb3fit-week/.
About the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. With a focus on being a good neighbor, good steward of the earth, and good employer, the SMSC is committed to charitable donations, community partnerships, a healthy environment and a strong economy. The SMSC and the SMSC Gaming Enterprise (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino) are the largest employer in Scott County. Out of a Dakota tradition to help others, the SMSC has donated nearly $300 million to organizations and causes since opening their gaming enterprise in the 1990’s and has contributed millions more to regional government and infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer systems and emergency services.
About the Notah Begay III Foundation
The NB3 Foundation is a national, award-winning Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes. The NB3 Foundation invests in evidence-based, community-driven and culturally relevant programs that promote health, physical activity and nutrition, ensuring healthy futures for Native American children and their communities. We are committed to ensuring that all Native American youth live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. (www.nb3foundation.org)