On Friday, November 2nd, DePaul College Prep hosted their fall poker and casino night which was their second one of 2018. Guests had so much fun at the spring fundraiser that they returned to the beautiful Montgomery Club for an evening of gourmet food, charitable casino gaming, poker tournament and lots of fun! Over 300 guests arrived and enjoyed passed appetizers including seared tuna wonton, shrimp cocktail, grilled lollipop lamb chops and more!
The bar was fully stocked courtesy of Tito’s and Piazza Bella, with beer donated by Revolution Brewery. As guests mingled and sipped on cocktails, they headed to the dinner buffet where they could choose from a wide variety of delicious food by Gibsons such as, fried calamari, prime rib and roasted turkey breast from the chef attended carving station, double baked potatoes and more.
Once guests had been fed, the live presentation had commenced and kicking it off was Father Joseph Malczyk, Chaplain of DePaul College Prep. 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 Cher or the Mumford & Sons Concerts! There was also one lucky winner who took home the $5,000 grand prize in the All-In raffle and many opportunities for guests to win fun gift cards valued at $20-$100 in the gift card basket drawing.
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 included, Chicago Bears tickets, 55” flat screen TV, tequila tasting experience at Blue Agave, an overnight stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva 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! Other prizes also included a custom suit and shirt from The Knot Standard, Chicago Blackhawk tickets, a Bourbon & Cigar Package 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 to visit their website.
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