Casino Royale Gala will benefit children

Childrens-Haven-Gala2Area residents will be able to place their bets on Childrenz Haven at the 2017 Casino Royale Gala fundraiser from 6-11p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Polk County Commerce Center.

The evening will be a “whirlwind of table games” as well as live and silent auctions, a raffle, entertainment, and a steak dinner prepared and served by the Polk County Cookers.

Those attending will be invited to try their hand at Texas hold-em, Black Jack, roulette and craps. They will be able to bid silently or live for items like premier Rockets tickets, hunts, spa days, local restaurant and retail offers and of course gourmet cakes. They also may choose to stylishly sit, have a drink and people watch the action.

Three winners who end the night with the most chips will win Visa gifts cards of $2,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. One raffle winner will win a $3,000 gift certificate for travel and accommodations through Moore Travel.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person, $130 per couple or $650 for a table of 10. Each ticket also will include two drink tickets, $1,000 in gambling chips, a $25 raffle ticket for Moore Travel gift certificate and a steak dinner by Greg Pearson’s cooking team for each ticket purchased. Additional raffle tickets will be available at the event for $25 each or five for $100. Players can add to their chip pile for $25 per 1,000 chips.

Childrenz Haven is also seeking sponsors to offset costs. Individuals and businesses are invited to join the Williams Firm and Polk County Abstract as a Table Sponsor for $2,500, Naskila Entertainment Center as a High Roller Sponsor at $1,200; and Americare EMS/Allegiance Mobile Health and Dr. Ralph Jenke, DDS as a Glitter Ambiance Sponsor for $500.

Additionally, Veronica Cuevas, an event decorator extraordinaire, is donating her magic to transform the Commerce Center.
All proceeds will help Childrenz Haven, a Texas Child Advocacy Center, meet the increasing need for support and counseling to victims of child-abuse and their families throughout and after the legal process.

Call Childrenz Haven at (936) 327-4757 to for ticket information and to become a Casino Royale sponsor. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://www.childrenzhaven.org.

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