Dennis Dalton

Dear Amador County,

Last year, my brother, Dennis Ray Dalton, was laid to rest at the young age of 59. Dennis was a generous man with a golden heart who gave his kindness freely. He is greatly missed and I will always be proud to be Dennis’s little brother. 

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians wish to honor Dennis for the smiles he brought to the faces of our youth here in Amador County. Dennis had a passion for helping children, especially in regards to their pursuit of sports. Driven by his dedication, we are developing a new foundation aimed to remove the financial barriers that prevent our youth from participating in sports programs. The expenses associated with joining various sports programs can be overwhelming for many, particularly for low-income families with multiple children. The goal of the Dennis Dalton Foundation is to ensure that any Native American and/or low-income child in Amador County, who has the desire to participate in organized sports, can do so, regardless of their family’s financial status. 

Details of the foundation are still in the works but we plan to release more information, including the application process, soon.  My brother would be honored to see our family follow in his footsteps and continue to inspire kids to achieve their athletic goals and dreams. More information will be available soon as we look forward to providing a positive new opportunity to the families of Amador County. 

May Grandfather be with you all.