Over 50 players and volunteers helped us raise even more money than last year as the Eighth Annual Casino Event went down last night in New York City. Congratulations to the new champions of Poker and Blackjack who shared some amazing prizes while helping the children of Fresh and Green Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The roulette table was a big hit and the raffle for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Yankees vs. Red Sox tickets added a lot of excitement to a noisy but friendly night of gaming.
A big thanks to our hosts at Connolly’s Pub Klub 45 on West 45th Street and to our always professional dealers and croupiers.
We hope to keep expanding this night which benefits our efforts in Africa and will keep you posted on the date next September for another chance to win for a good cause!
1- Get Your Tickets for the 7th Annual Poker Fundraiser
Join us for our annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament and Casino Night event in NYC on September 28th, 2015
Join us for an evening of Poker, Black Jack and fun! Register today and pay only $250.00 for $2,500.00 in chips, 3 hours premium open bar, and 3 hours of fine hors d’oeuvres! (ticket price is $275.00 after September 9th and as always most of your ticket is tax deductible)
Play will be for prizes such as Sporting event tickets, Broadway tickets, wellness services, dinners and a special Las Vegas grand prize!
There will be professional dealers and beginner tables with instruction are available.
Don’t want to play?
For $90.00, receive open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and more fun and games while helping the children of Fresh and Green Academy!
Get you tickets now!
2- Sponsor a Child
The children of Fresh and Green Academy attend school all year round so they are able to eat throughout the summer.
The Academy is of vital importance to the children it serves because this school is the only place they eat. While classes are scaled back during the summer, the children still attend school from 8am till 5pm, attending both academic and extra curricular classes. Summer is also a time many volunteers visit and help with English language and other life skills. Your donations through our “Child Sponsorship Program” help keep the school functioning all year round so it can continue to provide a safe and loving environment and the nourishment and care needed for the children to survive and thrive.
3- Take Part in an Upcoming Event or Volunteer.
We are planning events all summer and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our board!
We are planning fundraising events in San Jose, CA, Portland, OR and New York City, NY in the upcoming months. If you are in one of those areas, and would like to join a planning committee or volunteer in another capacity, please contact Trish at trish@FriendsOfFreshAndGreen.com for more information.
We are also in the process of growing our board! If you have passion and are willing to “roll up your sleeves” and help with fundraising and some organizational work, we want you!
Thank you to all who came out and made a difference in the lives of the children while having a great time doing it.
It takes a lot to keep a school of 160 students that also provides meals for the children and their families running. While the task can seem daunting, it is a lot easier when we throw fun into the mix. We did just that, last month, when we hosted our 6th annual Poker/Casino Night fundraiser in New York City!
The night was filled with excitement and competition and six lucky winners took home amazing prize packages donated by so many generous companies.
The top three blackjack and poker players took home prize packages valued over $1,000 each and the final tables all received premium wine from NY Vintners and Tommy Vanik as well has haircuts from Cutting Edge Fred and massages from Physical Advantage Massage Therapy and Georgette Williams.
Our lucky raffle winner received a Proenza Schouler hand bag valued at over $1,600!
We were fortunate to have NYC Fair Trade Coalition Blogger, Amber Harkonen, in attendance. See what she had to say.
Thanks again to those who made it out and a special thank you our many sponsors. Please be sure to patronize these business:
Proenza Schouler, Dirty2Purdy, Joe Joseph’s Photography, Duxiana Bed Co., Dr. Gregg Rubinstein, Rituals Cosmetic, Red Bass Brewing, The Shubert Organization, NY Vintners, Kate Hildebrandt Structural Integration, Da Marino Restaurant, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Crema Mexican Restaurant, Louis Licari, Desmond’s Steak House, H2 Windsurfing, Aperitivo, Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Da Noi, Dana Matthow, David Allen Marketing, Advanced Skin Care, Tony Robles and Amsterdam Billiards, City Crab, Big Daddy’s, Duke’s, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, Robert Essel Photography, Movement Fitness, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Richart Chocolate, 46th Street Stationhouse, Georgette Williams, and Wall Street Walks
A great time was had by all and you helped us raise $11,000 for the children!
You can continue to make a difference by sponsoring a child or creating your own fundraising page and getting your friends and family involved too!
Together we can change the world!
YES I WANT TO CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our 5th Annual
Texas Holdem’ Charity Poker/Casino Night at Connolly’s Pub in NYC was a huge success!
This year’s event was extremely important because the funds raised went towards purchasing the school before the October deadline. I am happy to report the event brought in $14,000!
Thank you so much to all who participated before, during and after the event. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.