Buy Tickets Now for Friday, September 7, 2018: Come Hedge Your Bets and Win at the Des Plaines Rivers Casino
Come double down and hedge your bets with the Des Plaines Community Foundation (DPCF) from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. The Foundation hosts one fundraiser each year and this will be our 15th annual event. It will be held at Rivers Casino Cube Nightclub in Des Plaines.
Tickets for the event are $85 per person and will include appetizers, gourmet dinner, open bar and an exciting new addition to the entertainment this year -- the 7th Heaven Band. Go to www.desplainescommunityfoundation.org.
7th Heaven Band has topped Midwest Billboard's charts three times and their singles, "Stoplight," "Better This Way" and "Sing" can be heard on Chicago area radio. For the event they will be performing everyone's favorite tunes from Journey, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and U2.
There will be a raffle featuring a grand prize of $1,000, and multiple second and third prizes including luxury hotel stays, restaurant dinners and gift cards and additional prizes valued at more than $200 each.
Back by popular demand is the popular fundraising game called "Heads and Tails." To play, guests can purchase a light up ring upon entry to join the fun and win a prize.
Silent auction items will include golf packages, spa and sporting events, collectibles, gifts and more. You must be 21 years old to attend.
"Please help our cause by attending and/or supporting the 15th annual and only fundraiser at the new Des Plaines Community Foundation," said Rosemary Argus, executive director of the foundation. "In the past years, more than 200 people attend the successful charity event and enjoy the evening of excellent food and overall fun."
Alliant Credit Union Foundation is the main sponsor of the event with a donation of $5,000. Pledged sponsors include Terry and Bob Lewandowski, Prairie Sky Financial, BMO Harris Bank, Edward and Wanda Jordan Family Foundation, Orange Crush Foundation, ITW/Fastex, Pesches Flowers, Anderson Lock and The Johnsen Brothers.
Sponsorships for food, and beverages stations are still available for the annual event at the $4,000, $3,000 $2,000, $1,000 and $500 levels. The sponsor's company name and logo will be posted at the food or beverage station as well as in the event brochure.
Silent auction sponsorships are also available for $3,000 with company name and logo signs posted on the silent auction table as well as credit in the event brochure.
Businesses can sponsor the Big Board for $500 or raffle prizes at $2,000 levels with the company name listed in the event brochure.
"You can 'bet on the Des Plaines Community Foundation' because for every $1 we received, we provide $12 of service to our residents. We are able to do this because we are all volunteers."
The foundation raises funds to identify, link and mobilize assets to support the service programs of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership Programs whose activities improve the lives of those that live and work in Des Plaines.
Some of the programs include; Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Committee; Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Program Committee; Intergenerational Program Committee; and Seasons of Service Program Committee.
The Foundation has no paid employees and is 100 percent volunteer. Foundation is a 501c3 organization and funds are obtained from individuals, businesses, and corporate tax-deductible contributions as well as from other foundations.
For tickets to the Sept. 7, Rivers Casino fundraiser go to www.DPCharties.org or www.desplainescommunityfoundation.org or call Rosemary Argus at (847) 525-5566. The highlight of the Casino Fundraiser will feature the local 7th Heaven band as entertainment; visit www.7thheavenband.com.