While Weston’s youth and high school football players and cheerleaders take to the field for the start of the preseason, their fans and supporters are invited to celebrate the new 2012 season at a gala fundraiser on August 18. A fun-filled adult evening of casino games, great food catered by O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant (owned by Westonite Ollie O’Neill) and fabulous prizes, Casablanca Night will open its doors at 7:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall on Norfield Road in Weston.
Tickets are $150 per couple and $95 per single and can be purchased online at www.TrojansFootball.org or by calling Hege Dammen-Brower at (203) 227- 9783. Admission covers food and the first round of chips, and BYOB is welcome. Proceeds will benefit Weston Trojan Youth Football & Cheer and the Gridiron Club (Weston High School Football & Cheer), both non-profit organizations. Ticket sales and any donations for game chips used at Casablanca Night may be partially tax deductible.
Prizes will be awarded to the players with the most chips at the end of the evening. The grand prize is a getaway trip for two to the award-winning Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, with roundtrip JetBlue tickets. The runner-up prize is a 37” flat-screen, high definition TV.
Additional prizes will be awarded to anyone who ends up with a lucky “Trojan” chip during the course of the evening. These specially marked chips will be randomly distributed and redeemable for a variety of indulgences, from wine, champagne and cigars to tennis, golf, fitness and yoga sessions.
For even more luxury items and experiences, there will be a silent auction featuring such special events as a breathtaking sunset dinner cruise for four; VIP tickets and Green Room passes to Jimmy Kimmel Live!; a private wine tasting party; personalized photo shoot for the active family; exclusive golf outings and much more. To preview the silent auction items, please visit www.TrojansFootball.org.