Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On The {Charity} Scene: Dallas Stars Foundation Casino Night

Park Place Lexus & Jaguar recently hosted the 16th annual Casino Night benefiting Dallas Stars Foundation.  This year’s Mardi Gras themed event welcomed Dallas Stars players, coaches and personalities, along with more than 650 fans sold out the popular event, which was a Casino Night attendance record.
Dallas Stars Captain Jamie Benn; Dallas Stars Chief Operating Officer Jason Farris; Dallas Stars Foundation Executive Director Jessica Dunn; and Park Place Lexus President JordanCase
Fans enjoyed intimate access to their favorite Stars players, as they served as casino dealers to guests, playing Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Roulette. Guests enjoyed live music by Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction, Cajun-style cuisine by Cool River Café, an open bar with great drinks and wines by Estancia, a Whiskey Tasting by Jack Daniels, and a Cigar Roller. They also got a chance to take pictures with their favorite players in the photo booth, and a chance to win a beautiful diamond at the Diamond Champagne bar by J. Patrick Diamonds.
Dallas Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff deals blackjack at Casino Night 2015
Attendees participated in a silent auction, which featured autographed memorabilia, including jerseys from current and former Dallas Stars players. Some of the best-selling items were framed jerseys, a George Strait Guitar, Justin Timberlake autographed photo, Wayne Gretzky jersey, Gordie Howe jersey, Team USA framed piece, a week in Hawaii, and custom Dallas Stars poker table.
 
There was also a live auction with experience packages, such as the opportunity to travel with the Stars on a two game road trip, a trip with the team to Nashville to watch the Stars game and visit the Jack Daniel’s distillery, a round of golf with Antoine Roussel and Vernon Fiddler at Stonebriar Golf Club, and Dave and Busters outing with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Dallas Stars Forwards Brett Ritchie (L) and Curtis McKenzie with Carolyn Alvey of Murphy
  The annual event, which raises money to support the charitable causes of the Dallas Stars Foundation, was a record breaking one – raising $325,000 for the Dallas Stars Foundation.

The Dallas Stars Foundation focuses on providing support to children in our community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today’s youth.

Tessa Meredith and Kristi Graham (both from McKinney) with former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco

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