Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton Rolls in Success with 6th Annual Casino Night

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Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton Rolls in Success with 6th Annual Casino Night

The Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton hosted  the 6th Annual Casino Night, on Saturday, October 17th at the Boca West Country Club. More than 150 guests tested their luck and joined the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, raising funds for the Club. Supporters played their luck at numerous gaming tables provided by Prager Casino Productions of Fort Lauderdale, enjoyed a specialty martini featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka and were dazzled by the Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull. The much-anticipated live auction included a getaway to the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples with an Alpine Jaguar driving experience, the NYY Steak chef’s table dining experience enhanced with wine pairings recommended by Master Sommelier, Virginia Philip, and a Sterling Silver Hermes necklace provided by Tracy Sherman Fine Jewelry. Guests also had an opportunity to win fantastic prizes, bid on a glittering silent auction and enjoy cocktails, dinner and gourmet sweets.

Returning as Event Co-Chairman was Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton’s Board Co-Chairs Zakir N. Odhwani, Market Sales Executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Kathryn Gillespie, Realtor at Illustrated Properties Real Estate. “Advocating for an organization such as the Boys & Girls Club, which provides essential services to the community, is a tremendous way to give back to the community in which we live and work. Having the opportunity to serve as an event co-chairman for Casino Night is a great honor, and I hope to continue to grow this event and help the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton continue its good work in the community,” said Odhwani.

Joining the chairs in their efforts was Auction Chairman, Andrew Winninger, Social Media Chairman, Joey del Valle and committee members: David Bennett, Cristie Castaldi, Damienne DeCristo, Mala Marken, Bill Morris, and Elaine Morris.

This year’s sponsors include U.S. Trust, The GEO Group, Inc., JM Lexus, Wooven, Office Depot Foundation, Tire Kingdom Service Centers, Merrill Lynch Cappeller-Marko Group, MedExpress, Boca Magazine, ESPN West Palm, Kendra Scott, Tanzy’s Restaurant, Craig Edelman, Paul & Gina Castronova, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Proceeds from Casino Night will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, which is located at 300 Newcastle Street. The Club provides a safe haven for more than 100 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.

For more information on how to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, please contact Sarah Aylesworth, Special Events Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, at 561-683-3287 or or visit

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit or call 561-683-3287.





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