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Schools Foundation to Hold Casino Night Fundraiser

The Sports Center will be transformed into a luxurious casino for "An Evening in Monte Carlo" on Feb. 4. The event will feature casino games, a gourmet buffet dinner, wine and raffle prizes. Tickets are $100.

From the New Haven Unified School District

Gamblers will be using funny money, but for a serious cause, when the hosts “An Evening in Monte Carlo” to raise funds to continue to help students in the .

Black Jack, Texas Hold ‘em, craps and roulette – with guests competing for prizes – will be just part of the fun Saturday, Feb. 4, when the will be transformed into a luxurious casino and resort.

Guests will be “stacking the deck for education,” as they take on Lady Luck with $1,000 in casino chips and a chance to compete for prizes.

The evening also will include a gourmet buffet dinner, catered by ’ of Union City.  The menu features a variety of appetizers, spinach salad, a choice of entrée (pasta primavera, chicken puttanesca or grilled New York steak medallions) and a chocolate heart filled with raspberry sorbet for dessert. There also will be an espresso cart, hosted by Too Much Fun Club, Inc.

Premium beer from Gordon Biersch and champagne from J Vineyards will be served. The wine selection will include Aquinas chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, Decoy cabernet, and Acacia chardonnay.  A selection of specialty cocktails will also be available.

Tickets are priced at $100, half of which is tax-deductible. Attire will be semi-formal and guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Auction and giveaway items include two round-trip tickets to Hawaii, a three-day/two night stay at a Tahoe/Truckee cabin, other local destination getaways, a 42-inch flat-screen television, a luxury box for 20 people at an Oakland A’s game, and bottles of fine wine.  A preview of auction and raffle items will be available at www.nhsfoundation.com after Jan. 2, 2012.

Tickets to the event will make for a great holiday gift. To receive an invitation, call 471-3850 or email info@nhsfoundation.com.

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