Casino games are a highlight for Boys& Girls Clubs’ masquerade gala
More than 200 guests will try their luck at casino games for the sake of helping children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton.
The organization will host its “Venetian Masquerade,” the fourth annual Casino Night from 7 to 11p.m. Oct. 18 at BocaWest Country Club.
Guests will stroll around in classic Venetian ball masks while also enjoying cocktails, dinner, gourmet sweets, and live and silent auction items. Live auction items include a rental in a 2013 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible and a chance to be Palm Beach County’s “Sheriff for a Day.”
Proceeds from “Venetian Masquerade” will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton, 300 Newcastle Street. The club provides a safe haven for nearly 200 children ages 6-18 during non-school hours. The children participate in club activities, which include computer training, job skills development, leadership workshops, homework assistance and tutoring, sports and fitness programs, fine arts and performing arts classes.
Returning as the event’s chairman is Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton Unit Board President Zakir N. Odhwani, who is also senior vice president at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.
Honorary chairs for “Venetian Masquerade” are retired football coach Howard Schnellenberger and his wife, Beverlee, and local business and civic leaders Bill and Elaine Morris. Schnellenberger coached at the college and professional levels for nearly 50 years, most recently as head coach at Florida Atlantic University. The Morris’ – longtime leaders in the greater Boca Raton area – have been active in the Boys & Girls Clubs for more than 16 years.
Joining the chairs in their efforts are committee members: Senada Adzem, Dustin Bagdasarian, Cherryl Cannon, William Cappeller, Victor Conception, Damienne DeCristo, Joey del Valle, Jonathan Duerr, Victor Franco, Christine Legris, Melissa McKinlay, Catina Moran, Shane Moser, Jillian Percella, Kristina Olsen, Britt Sanford, T.J. Scott, Kirsten Smith and Chris Tyrell. NancyWilkinson will serve as auction chairwoman.
This year’s sponsors include U.S. Trust; Merrill Lynch Cappeller-Marko Group; Lincoln of Delray; Senada Adzem at Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Royal PalmWealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services Inc.; Signature Consultants; The GEO Group Inc.; Lou La Vie; Hurricane Grill & Wings; Onli Beverages; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; and Jeff and Bonnie Abrams.
For more information, call Lisa Jones at 561-683-3287, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bgcpbc.org.