After a very successful 2018 fundraiser, DePaul College Prep was back with their All In Poker & Casino Night at a new venue! On Friday, November 1st, over 450 guests arrived at the beautiful Theater on the Lake overlooking Lake Michigan with a gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline. Harry Caray’s provided the food for the evening which started with delicious passed appetizers including caprese skewers, toasted cheese ravioli, slow cooked meatballs and more!
The bar was fully stocked courtesy of many partners like CH Distillery, Old Irving Brewing Co., Eris Brewing and Miller Coors! As guests mingled and sipped on cocktails, they grabbed from an assortment of food at the buffet stations located around the room. Harry Caray’s provided Caesar salad, their famous Holy Cow! Burger sliders, buffalo chicken sliders, four cheese macaroni, coconut crusted shrimp and much more.
Once guests had been fed, the live presentation had commenced with Father Joseph Malczyk, Chaplain of DePaul College Prep, kicking it off with a welcome prayer. After Fr. Joseph spoke, the president of DCP, Mary Dempsey, said a few words and thanked everyone for their support throughout the year. The Board Chairman, Joe Haugh from class of ’84 also said a few words and thanked the sponsors.
There were many great activities throughout the night where guests could win a prize, including the Stack The Deck Raffle where two lucky winners could have their pick at tickets to the Dan + Shay Concert or an ultimate Chicago Blackhawks Package! There were also many lucky winners who took home gift cards valued at anywhere from $25-$100!
The room was packed all night long and many guests surrounded the casino gaming tables hoping to win big in blackjack, craps and roulette. The many casino raffle prizes and silent auction prizes included, Dinner & A Show Package, Rodan + Fields Gift Basket, Chicago Bulls Courtside Tickets, Botox & Blue Jean Package, Louboutin Clutch and Private Shopping Party and many more!
Although the poker tournament was small it was still enjoyable for all players as they were competing to win the top prize which was a 3-night VIP stay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas plus airfare on American Airlines! Other prizes also included, Chicago Blackhawk Tickets, $200 to Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Chicago White Sox tickets and more!
The evening was a great success and guests enjoyed another exciting poker and casino night supporting DePaul College Prep.
DePaul College Prep seeks to provide a Catholic, challenging, college prep education that strives to create an educated, compassionate, and just world one student at a time. To learn more about DePaul college prep, click here.
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