The District at Choctaw - Durant donates school supplies - Texoma Connect

The District at Choctaw – Durant donates school supplies

The District at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant donated over 200 drawstring backpacks filled with necessary school supplies including, colored pencils, notebooks, folders and more to the Johnson-O’Malley Program (JOM).

The JOM Program provides supplemental funding to contracted public schools within the Choctaw Nation’s 10.5 county service area. Eligible students are Native Americans from age 3 to grade 12. The JOM Program has approximately 75 participating schools, serving more than 13,000 students. 

Once backpacks were received JOM reached out to the schools and determined which of them could make the greatest use of the supplies.   

“We had 74 JOM students that needed school supplies for the upcoming school year,” states Harvey Brumley, Superintendent at Holly Creek Public Schools in Broken Bow, OK. “Our kids were so excited to receive their packages and we appreciate all the support from both the Choctaw Nation and Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant!”

On August 8, the District at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant hosted a back-to-school event, Aloha School, where backpacks filled with school supplies were given away to students. The leftover backpacks from the event were donated to the JOM Program.

Backpacks were also donated to Albion, Lukfata, Pocola and Cameron public schools.

For more information on the JOM Program, visit https://www.choctawnation.com/tribal-services/education/johnson-omalley-program

The District at Choctaw Casino & Resort- Durant is located at 4216 S. Highway 69/75, Durant, OK 74701. The District is a premier destination for family fun and entertainment complex with 20 bowling lanes, a 40-game arcade, a state-of-the-art movie theater and Tailgater’s Lounge.

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