Rancho Mirage, Calif. – Agua Caliente Casino Resorts and the Clippers organization have announced Agua Caliente’s partnership renewal for the 2018-19 season. Agua Caliente continues in its second season as Presenting Sponsor of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario and its fourth as the Official Tribal Casino partner of the L.A. Clippers. The Agua Caliente Clippers, the L.A. Clippers’ G League affiliate that launched ahead of the 2017-18 season, start their upcoming season on Sunday, November 4, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
The partnership will further the collaborative efforts between Agua Caliente Casino Resorts and the Clippers to preserve and promote awareness of local Native American Tribes in Southern California, while giving back to communities in the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire. Throughout the 2018-19 season, Agua Caliente will sponsor promotional nights at L.A. Clippers games that include Native American Cultural Night on November 15 and Fan Appreciation Night on April 3. In addition, The Show – Southern California’s premier concert theater located within the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. – will present the Clippers’ DTLAC series at four Friday night DTLAC games this season. DTLAC nights celebrate downtown L.A. with special halftime performances, with the first on Friday, January 18. Last year’s performers included Nipsey Hussle, Problem and Kurupt. The partnership also includes in-arena signage, on-court promotions and hospitality elements.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Agua Caliente Clippers for a second season,” Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe says. “We are honored to have this G League team named after our people. This partnership continues our longstanding efforts to create awareness about our history and culture as well as our existence today.”
“It’s a privilege for us to continue our association with the Clippers organization for another season,” Agua Caliente Casino Resorts Chief Operating Officer Saverio Scheri III says. “The Clippers Organization and our Agua Caliente Casino Resorts are both committed to providing an exceptional entertainment experience. We’re looking forward to another exciting season.”
“Agua Caliente has been an essential part of the Clippers experience for the past three seasons. Their support of the Agua Caliente Clippers was critical as we launched our new G League team, and their contributions to our game entertainment in L.A. help us ensure Clippers fans have the best experience possible,” says Gillian Zucker, President of Business Operations, L.A. Clippers. “But most importantly, Agua Caliente Casino Resorts and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians understand what the Clippers stand for, and how important it is for us to work together to make a meaningful impact on our communities. We’re proud to partner with Agua Caliente as our organizations move forward together.”
“The Agua Caliente Clippers are excited to tip off our second season this weekend, and to continue our partnership with Agua Caliente Casino Resorts,” says Bryan Meadows, Team President, Agua Caliente Clippers. “Our friends at Agua Caliente were essential community partners as we introduced our team and its players to Ontario and we’re excited to grow each other’s efforts together in the future. We’re looking forward to celebrating our renewed partnership at the Agua Caliente Clippers’ home opener on November 4.”
The first and only NBA or G League team to be named after a Native American Tribe, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario are named for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Tribe located in Palm Springs, Calif. The Tribe owns and operates the Agua Caliente Casino Resorts, which includes the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. With 31,500 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, the Tribe also owns the Tahquitz and Indian Canyons recreational areas, and two 18-hole championship golf courses.
The Agua Caliente Clippers tip off their second season on November 4 under Head Coach Brian Adams at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena. During the team’s inaugural season, eight players that spent time on the Agua Caliente Clippers’ roster played significant minutes for the team on the NBA level.
The Agua Caliente Clippers season runs from November through March, with a total of 50 games and 24 played at home at Citizens Business Bank Arena. For information about tickets, call (909) 406-9090 or visit www.acclippers.com.
About the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario and L.A. Clippers
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario compete in the NBA G League. Established prior to the 2017-18 season, the team serves as the G League affiliate to the NBA’s L.A. Clippers. Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the L.A. Clippers in 2018-19 are competing in the franchise’s 49th season and 35th in Los Angeles. They recently extended a franchise record, completing their seventh consecutive winning season in 2017-18. The team has logged the NBA’s 5th-best record over the course of head coach Doc Rivers’ five-year tenure. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the L.A. Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. Visit the Clippers online at www.clippers.com or follow them on social media @LAClippers. Visit the Agua Caliente Clippers online at www.acclippers.com or follow them on social media @ACClippers.
About the Agua Caliente Casino Resorts
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Recommended property in Rancho Mirage, ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards, and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs offer the hottest slots, a variety of table games, and high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a gorgeous resort setting. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is also home to the Forbes Four-Star Sunstone Spa and The Show, the premier concert theater in Southern California featuring a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and Spa Resort Casino are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Visit the casinos online at www.HotWaterCasino.com and www.SpaResortCasino.com.
About the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with 31,500 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe owns Tahquitz and Indian Canyons recreational areas and operates two 18-hole championship golf courses, and the Agua Caliente Casino Resorts, which includes the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. For more information about the Tribe, visit www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov.