April 3, 2014 – INDIO, CA – Last night, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and approximately 150 members’ of the community helped to raise over $3,000 during the fundraising event for injured Coachella boxer Angel Osuna. The money raised came from door entry and raffle prizes, including an autographed boxing glove from Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton.
In addition to the community support, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino General Manager Paul Ryan on behalf of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians presented Angel Osuna with a check for $10,000. This donation was among the many others made throughout the evening including a $1,000 donation from Coachella Mayor Eduardo Garcia and friends, and $1,000 from Golden Boy Promotions. In total, $15,000 was given to help Osuna recover from his brain injury that left him hospitalized this past winter.
Ending the evening, Hugo Centeno, Angel Osuna’s opponent in the December 2013 fight, spoke heartfelt words about his support for Osuna and how Osuna has been a true warrior through this whole process, noting it was hard to celebrate his win knowing what Osuna was going through. Others who came to show support from the boxing community included, Golden Boy Promotions “Night of The Heavyweights” fighters, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, and Lee Espinoza and members of the Coachella Valley Boxing Club.
There is an online fund currently accepting donations to support Osuna and his journey to recovery. The website will be active through April and anyone wishing to make contributions can do so by visiting https://www.youcaring.com/AngelOsuna.
Photo credit: Andrew Yelich. Espinoza_Osuna_Ryan – (L to R) Lee Espinoza, Angel Osuna & Paul Ryan; Slama_Chesterton- (L to R) CMBI Public Affairs Paul Slama, FSRC VP of Hotel and Food & Beverage Jay Chesterton, Paul Ryan, Angel Osuna and Eduardo Garcia. Centeno_Osuna – (L to R) Huge Centeno and Angel Osuna
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe with approximately 1,610 acres of reservation land in the Coachella Valley. The Tribe owns several business enterprises including Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Goals include growing and diversifying its business ventures to increase employment in the Coachella Valley, increasing the support of community programs, continuing to pursue economic self-sufficiency and preserving and educating the public about Cabazon culture. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.
March 17, 2014 – INDIO, CA – The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are pleased to be hosting a benefit supporting injured Coachella boxer Angel Osuna on Wednesday, April 2nd.
This past December, the middleweight fighter was severely injured during his boxing match at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Osuna spent the past several months recovering from his brain injury, where he was not able to support his young family. This fundraiser will help provide funds to Osuna and his family during this unfortunate time and alleviate strain with medical costs. Continue reading