People & Places: Place your bets at Casino Win for Kids
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
2/05/13 at 6:35 AM
Tulsa CASA is rolling out its Casino Win for Kids beginning at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.
Honorary chairmen Cathy and Bart Boatright, the King and Queen of Hearts, will welcome guests along with event patron chairs Leonard and Kathleen Pataki.
CASA Casino event planning committee members are Nikki Turner, Susan Meeker, Larry Hollingsworth, Jennifer Hall, Mary Fitzgerald, Paige Cole, Delise Tomlinson, Becky Billings and Paula McKay.
Roulette wheels, poker chips, cards and dice will be part of the action in the casino games, and auctioneer Jay Litchfield will lead the bidding in a live auction.
Items on the auction block will include a "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" playhouse donated by Landstar Homes; a homemade dinner for six at a fire station with a crew of firefighters and a station tour; a Lake Tahoe getaway weekend at the Hyatt Regency Resort; a private casino party with catering by Elote; dinner for eight at Bonefish Grill; tickets to the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz game and hotel stay; tickets to the Taylor Swift concert; golf at Southern Hills and the Golf Club of Oklahoma; and an OU football signed by Bob Stoops.
Some great wines will be offered in a wine pull, and a highlight of the evening will be a drawing for a trip for two to Las Vegas with air and hotel.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation is the presenting sponsor. Casino sponsor is the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust. Baccarat sponsors are the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Williams and Bart and Cathy Boatright. Roulette sponsors are ONEOK, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation and Leonard and Kathleen Pataki. One Armed Bandit sponsors are PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gable Gotwals, Northeast Oklahoma Manufacturing, Doerner Saunders Daniel and Anderson, McIntosh Services and Delise Tomlinson.
Money raised will provide funding for Tulsa CASA volunteer recruitment, training, and programs that will benefit more than 375 abused and neglected children in Tulsa County served by 115 CASA volunteer advocates.
Tulsa CASA is a community organization that provides advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. Currently, there are more than 1,100 children in Tulsa County involved in cases in Tulsa juvenile court due to abuse or neglect.
Tickets are $150 per person.
For other sponsorship levels, go to tulsaworld.com/tulsacasa or call 918-584-2272.
Original Print Headline: Place your bets at Casino Win for Kids
Kathleen and Leonard Pataki (left), and Cathy and Bart Boatright are organizing Casino Win for Kids to be held March 1 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa to benefit Tulsa CASA. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World