St. Raphael’s fundraiser cuts the deck with Casino Royale theme

EVELETH — Time to dress up for a night to remember. James Bond has RSVP’d, have you?

Casino Royale is coming to Eveleth as the annual fundraising event for St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Every year, the Community Relations Committee for St. Raphael’s holds a different fundraising event. The money raised directly benefits and impacts the lives of those who live at the center.

This year’s goal is to raise $15,000.00 at the Casino Royale.

The event is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Eveleth Curling Club. The cost is $25 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at the St. Raphael’s business office from Brenda. You must be 18 or older to attend.

“We are hoping that anyone who likes to have fun, likes to be around casino-themed events and likes to gamble will attend,” said Travis Vake, Foundation and Marketing Director for St. Raphael’s. “We have been lucky enough to strike a deal with Fortune Bay to bring down their dealers for blackjack and poker. We will have our own games that we have made up such as Dart Poker and Spin the Wheel. Those who wish to play the games will purchase a ‘chip bundle.’ Once they have finished playing, whatever amount of chips they have earned will be distributed to them in raffle tickets, they can then put the raffle tickets into whatever raffle baskets they would like a chance to win.”

Along with the casino games and raffle baskets there will also be a silent auction and one attendee will win a chest freezer as the evening’s grand prize.

Beer vendors will be at the event with offerings from Fortune Bay, Castle Danger, Boomtown and Starkovich Distributing. Appetizers will be catered by Mary’s Morsels.

“We hope that the community will embrace this new event and we welcome everyone to come and have a fun night with lots of winning and raising money for a great cause,” said Vake. “All of the money raised will stay local to Eveleth and the community of St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center.”

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