Hope Clinic hosting second Casino Night
by JAMES PHILLIPS
Mar 12, 2013 | 1416 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One Jasper building will be transformed into a casino Saturday night as a part of a fundraiser to benefit Hope Clinic.

The 2nd annual Hope Clinic Casino Night will take place Saturday at the Community Health Systems Activities Center in downtown Jasper. The benefit has quickly become Hope Clinic’s largest fundraiser, raising more than $20,000 last year.

“We are very thankful to the community for supporting this event last year,” said Don Goetz, chairman of Hope Clinic’s board of directors. “We are expecting this year to be even bigger.”

More than 300 people attended last year’s event. Goetz said the group is hopeful for 500 people this year.

Attendants will purchase a ticket for $75 per person or $125 per couple and exchange that ticket for $500 per person in play chips. At the end of the night, participants can exchange $500 worth of chips for a chance to win a number of prizes, ranging in value from $500 to $3,000.

The event is operated by a Birmingham-based company that has ran casino-style fundraisers for more than 25 years. Games will include slot machines, three-card poker, craps tables, roulette tables, bingo, black jack, poker and Texas hold ‘em tables.

Casino Night will also include a buffet dinner and beverages, which are included with a ticket.

Doors will open for the event at 6 p.m., which is when the buffet and bars will open. The buffet will be served until 7:30. A silent auction will also kick off at 6 and will continue until 9. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at 9:30, and grand prizes will be drawn at 9:45.

Casino games will take place from 6:30 to 9:30, while bingo will be played from 7:30 to 9.

Hope Clinic opened in 2006 and has provided more than $12 million in free healthcare services to the uninsured of Walker County.

“There have been many lives saved in Walker County because of Hope Clinic,” Goetz said. “This funds raised at Casino Night will go a long way in helping us continue to provide care to the people in our community who need it the most.”

Tickets are available in advance and at the door. For more information , call the clinic at 205-302-0011.