“Let the Good Times Roll” will be the theme of Casino Night 2014, a first of its kind fundraiser for the Brock Hughes Free Clinic. The event will be held Saturday, March 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Wytheville Meeting Center.
Individual tickets will be $25. They will include admission, drink ticket, heavy hors’ oeuvres and play money for the gaming tables.
Games will include roulette, black jack, craps and poker. They will be conducted by professional dealers from A Casino Event.
“No real money will be handled,” noted Tamara Tolliver, the clinic’s executive director. “It will all be play money.”
Any money participants win during the evening will qualify them for drawing of prizes at the end of the event.
Tickets will be available at the free clinic office at 105 W. Pine St. in Wytheville or from members of the clinic board of directors. They will also be sold at the door on the evening of the event.
Five levels of sponsorship will be available, too. Let the Good Times Roll title sponsorship level will sell for $5,000 with only one available.
This sponsorship will include 24 tickets to the event, 24 drink tickets, recognition as title sponsorship, banner of recognition at the event and other notices. The corporate name and logo will be printed on the money used at the gaming tables.
Bourbon Street level sponsorships will range from $1,000 to $4,999. Included will be 10 tickets, 10 drink tickets, banner and print recognition and corporate name and logo on money at the gaming tables.
For $500 to $999, French Quarter level sponsorships will be available. This level will include six tickets to the event, six drink tickets, verbal tickets and corporate name and logo on money used at the gaming tables.
Canal Street level sponsorships will range from $250 to $449. They will include two admittance tickets, two drink tickets and banner recognition.
Available at $100 to $249 will be Bayou level sponsorships. They will ensure banner and verbal recognition at the fundraiser
In the spirit of a Mardi Gras celebration, activities will also include a silent auction and drawings for a variety of prizes donated by area businesses.
“Excitement is growing as the event gets closer,” Tolliver added. “We want people to come out and have a good time. We’re hoping to make this our signature event each year as a fundraiser.”
Organized in 1995, the Brock Hughes Free Clinic has a mission to provide quality health care to low-income, uninsured residents of Wythe and Bland counties. It is funded through grants, donations and fundraisers.
On Sept. 30, 2013, the free clinic board of directors bought a building at 450 W. Monroe St. for a future permanent home. Several renovations will have to be completed before the clinic can move there.
All proceeds from the March 1 fundraiser will be used for operational needs of the free clinic and possible interior development of the new location.