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Otoe-Missouria Tribe Sponsors Native Son, MMA Champion Johny Hendricks

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RED ROCK, Okla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Web Loan, a tribal lending entity wholly owned by The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, today announced its sponsorship of native son and Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight Champion Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks. Hendricks, a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, is rated as one of the top fighters in the world.

Hendricks' championship belt was won in the MMA Octagon after a monumental defeat over his opponent several weeks ago by unanimous decision.  Born in Ada, Oklahoma, Hendricks was a three time Oklahoma High School Wrestling State Champion.  He went on to win the NCAA Division I title twice while competing for Oklahoma State University before embarking on a professional fighting career.

"We are proud and overjoyed that Johny will be representing the people of Otoe-Missouria to the eyes of the world," said Otoe Missouria Tribal Chairman John Shotton. "His journey to become one of the top fighters in the world is symbolic of ours, as a people – long and hard-fought for survival and success."

Hendricks does not forget from where it is that he comes.  He is known for his fierce loyalty to his family and his people.  "I am a proud member of the Otoe-Missouria. When I fight, I fight for my family. And, I honor those who came before me, who instilled in me a deep sense of integrity and respect of the heritage of my people. I am honored and humbled that they have chosen me to represent them in my MMA capacity," said the champ.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is headquartered in Red Rock, Oklahoma where about 3,000 members live, but has members living throughout the United States.  It is one of the smaller tribes in the state, but has been largely progressive in its sustainable development, specifically with its ecommerce initiatives that have provided critical services for its members.  The tribe's sponsorship of Hendricks is an example of their efforts to raise the Otoe-Missouria's profile and increase awareness of the issues they face by spotlighting one of their own.

It is expected that Hendricks will promote awareness of the Otoe-Missouria as a spokesperson and by wearing the logo of American Web Loan as part of the partnership.

About American Web Loan:
American Web Loan is a tribal lending company that is wholly owned by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians and its members, a sovereign nation located within the United States of America. AWL is dedicated to providing short-term financial solutions to Americans in need. Since its formation in 2010, American Web Loan has built a nationwide reputation for spearheading the industry's most innovative financial products backed by a singular commitment to client service excellence. The company combines an unparalleled team of experienced and dedicated financial professionals with state-of-the-art online technologies to successfully meet emergency financial needs. In addition to its sought-after portfolio of loan choices, American Web Loan offers comprehensive customer loyalty and financial education programs expressly designed to help solve money challenges in the short-term and improve clients' lives in the long-term. American Web Loan is a member of The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) and the Online Lenders Alliance (OLA).

For more information, contact:
Phone - (314) 266-9283 or (314) 562-0220
Email - seenreadheard@gmail.com

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