The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation hit the jackpot – drawing the largest crowd ever -- for its 4th Annual Casino Night benefit. More than 200 people attended with organizers hailing the event a huge success.
“We’re excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of our supporters and sponsors we raised over $13,000,” said Mark Davis, foundation president. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of state-of-the-art fetal heart monitors for the hospital’s birth center.”
“Breaking records never gets old,” he joked. “The energized crowd laughed, ate, danced and celebrated another successful evening of raising funds to support our hospital.”
Guests enjoyed a wide variety of delectable dishes and delicious drinks courtesy of BayFish, Coca-Cola, Dream Weaver Events & Catering, DuPaul’s Catering, Grill Sergeant Barbecue, Heavenly Chicken & Ribs and Mamma Lucia’s Italian Restaurant.
Foundation volunteers turned the Vianney Room at the St. John Vianney Church into a glittering casino filled with gaming favorites from blackjack to roulette and Texas Hold’em. Professional dealers made the evening fun for everyone, from beginners to Vegas regulars.
DJ Dave provided the evening’s entertainment and his upbeat playlist kept the dance floor full. After the tables closed, guests redeemed their gambling winnings for raffle tickets to win great prizes, including jewelry, wine and sports tickets.
“I would especially like to recognize our sponsors for their ongoing commitment and dedication,” said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis. “Leading the way was our own Harvest Ball Committee along with Calvert Medical Imaging Center, Fantasy World Entertainment, Plan B Technologies, Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Dougherty, Attorneys at Law and Pat Petricko/REMAX 100.
Other event sponsors included Calvert Family Practice Associates, Dean and Pam Teague, S. Freedman & Sons, Prince Frederick Ford, Browning Dudley Corporation and Up To Date Laundry, Inc.
The CMH Casino Night kicked off the foundation’s annual calendar of fundraising that also includes a golf benefit on May 20 and a black tie gala on Nov. 9. For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit the Foundation section of www.calverthospital.org.