Ticket sales and any donations for game chips used at the casino night may be partially tax deductible.
“Casablanca Night offers a variety of casino games for both the experienced and novice player, plus plenty of opportunities for everyone to win prizes whether your game is blackjack, roulette or simply socializing with friends,” said Kay Spencer, one of the event organizers. All ticket holders will automatically receive a first round of game chips at the start of the evening, with the opportunity to make donations for additional chips while the gaming tables are open.
Prizes will be awarded to the players with the most chips at the end of the evening. The grand prize is a getaway trip for two to the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, with air travel courtesy of JetBlue Airways. The runner-up prize is a Vizio 37” flat-panel HDTV.
Additional prizes will be awarded to anyone who ends up with a lucky “Trojan” chip. These specially marked chips will be randomly distributed and redeemable for a variety of luxury items and indulgences, from wine and cigars to tennis, fitness and yoga sessions.
For the experience-seekers, there will be an online silent auction open in early August before the event. The silent auction will feature such special events as a private sunset dinner cruise for four; tickets and exclusive Green Room passes to Jimmy Kimmel Live!; a personalized wine tasting for a party of ten, and a dinner party for six highlighting the exquisite cuisine of Sri Lanka and India. More details about the silent auction will follow in the coming weeks.
Casablanca Night will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, 35 Norfield Road in Weston, on Saturday, August 18. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m, with casino games starting at 8 and ending at 11.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.trojansfootball.org or by calling Hege Dammen-Brower at (203) 227- 9783. Tickets are $150 per couple and $95 per single and cover the first round of game chips, heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB is permitted.