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By Bill Weaver

November 18, 2012 Alpine)  -- Viejas Casino & Outlets today launched its annual Holiday Toy Drive to support the local Salvation Army. With the help of Viejas Team Members and guests, the goal is to provide 5,000 toys to deserving families in San Diego and Imperial Counties. That’s up from 3,000 toys last year.

Between November 15 and November 30, Viejas Casino guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive $5 in Free Play Cash. Also until November 30, Viejas Outlets shoppers who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive a $5 Viejas Outlets gift card, $3 off ice skating at Viejas Outlets and $2 off bowling at Viejas Bowl.

The public gets a chance to join the excitement and find out exactly how many toys are raised, when the curtain is lifted and the toys are revealed during the annual Stoney & Rob’s Holiday Party and Auction to be held at the DreamCatcher at Viejas on Wednesday, December 5.

Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley said, “Every year, we are so impressed with the generosity of our guests. With the economic challenges that families are facing this year, we felt it was necessary to increase our Toy Drive goal, and I am absolutely confident Viejas guests are up to the challenge.” 

To help support the cause, Viejas Casino Team Members are launching a simultaneous company-wide Holiday Toy Drive of their own, with each department competing to raise the most toys for the local Salvation Army.

About Viejas Casino & Outlets

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino also features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, The Café, Far East Express and North of the Border. Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537

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