Few things warm a person’s heart as much as seeing the glow in a child’s eyes when their dreams come true. Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma has been creating that magical glow in the eyes of children with life-threatening diseases for over 25 years and this weekend you can help them continue their mission by “Dealing for Dreams”.
This annual event was the brainchild of an “unnamed” Chesapeake executive during a poker game in the living room of another “unnamed” local executive. The guys talked about hosting a poker game, but the money would go to a good cause. A few phone calls later, and the men found local businesses that provided gift cards to reward the gamblers. Fast-forward a few years and you find this annual event that raises approximately $20,000 each year for the Oklahoma chapter of Make-A-Wish.
“Dealing for Dreams” means casino night at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and it’s happening this Saturday night! With Las Vegas-style gaming including: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, Three Card Poker and Let it Ride (all for entertainment purposes, of course!) – plus – Las Vegas Showgirls and a special appearance by the King of Rock & Roll himself, you’ll be singing “Viva Las Vegas” all night.
In fact, you could actually WIN a trip for two to Las Vegas or one of 33 other fantastic prizes totaling $18,000 by entering the raffle drawings open to all attendees. Raffle items include Thunder packages, iPads, a limousine ride to a tour of a winery with a catered lunch, diamond earrings, golf outings to Rose Creek (with a Callaway putter and golf bag to keep!) and much, much more!
The event also features both a silent auction as well as a live auction with a professional auctioneer. These incredible packages folks will bid on range from tickets to sold-out concerts to a trip to NYC to signed Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook jerseys!
But, wait! That’s not all! Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Paseo Grill and the bar will be OPEN all night (so you have to be 21+ to join the party). Doors open at 6:00 and the party doesn’t stop ‘til the last prize is given away at midnight. Imagine… An entire evening of entertainment and the opportunity to win incredible prizes, all for only $60 per ticket. Plus, 100% of the net proceeds goes to Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma to help put a smile on a sick child’s face. Now, THAT is something to feel good about!
Tickets can be purchased on the Dealing for Dreams website or by contacting Cheryn Clapp at Chesapeake Energy. ROBYN Promotions is proud to play a small part in this HUGE event. We’ll see you Saturday night, pardner!
Posted on Thu, July 12, 2012
by Brian Blake