Elk Grove Mayor Jim Cooper and Council members Gary Davis and Steve Detrick will be hosting the Second Annual Elk Grove Mayor’s Charity Casino Night benefitting Elk Grove Food Bank Services on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Strikes in Elk Grove.
Casino entrance donation is $25 and includes $2,000 of play money. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. “The Mayor’s Casino” will open at 7:00 p.m. The charity event is sponsored by the Elk Grove Community Connection (EGCC).
“With a 40% increase over the past two years in the number of individuals served at Elk Grove Food Bank Services, we are grateful the EGCC and everyone involved with the Mayor’s Charity Casino Night share our focus in ensuring that food, clothing and other services remain available to those who are in need in our community," states Marie Jachino, Elk Grove Food Bank Services Executive Director.
“I am pleased to lend my name as Elk Grove’s Mayor to such a worthwhile charity event for our community, along with my colleagues Council members Gary Davis and Steve Detrick,” adds Cooper. “Our only request, when first approached by the EGCC, was that the volunteer committee pick the casino night’s benefactor. They made an excellent choice once more in naming Elk Grove Food Bank Services.”
“With the increase over the last year especially for seniors and the youth of our city, now more than ever we must all do what we can to support the food bank, “ states Detrick.
Donation entrance includes Elk Grove City Council member Gary Davis’ Award Winning Chili. “The Mayor’s Casino Night is just like my award winning chili: Great ingredients, a tad of spice, and made for a good cause! I am excited to participate again this year,” adds Davis.
Net proceeds will benefit Elk Grove Food Bank Services. The food bank’s services include the Food Closet, Clothes Closet, and Support Works. http://www.elkgrovefoodbank.org
One key component to the success of this charity tournament will be sponsorships. For complete details, further information regarding sponsorships, and/or player registration, please click on the following link: