By Amanda Rogers
Mansfield Cares is betting on a fun night of gambling to raise funds for local charities.
The non-profit group hosts the second annual Viva Las Mansfield, starting at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Walnut Creek Country Club, 1151 Country Club Drive.
“We want people to have fun and at the same time help the Mansfield community with their intrinsic needs,” said Valorie Hague, event chairperson and vice president of Mansfield Cares. “This is one of three events we have all year. They appeal to different people. This one is about having fun.”
The casino night includes Texas Hold ‘Em, craps, roulette, slot machines and blackjack. Participants will win tickets that can be turned in for a bevy of raffle items.
The VIP Gamers Poker Tournament is for serious gamblers who will play for bigger stakes, with the top three winners choosing from a trip for Las Vegas, $500 gift card or a Henry Classic Lever-Action Rimfire Rifle.
Between games, attendees will munch on mini Beef Wellington, coconut shrimp, empanadas, chicken and waffles on a skewer, pot stickers, vegetarian spring rolls, a charcuterie board and each will receive free drink tickets for liquor, soda or tea.
A disc jockey will keep everyone moving, while they peruse a silent auction. A live auction and drawings for raffle winners will wrap up the evening. Live auction items up for grabs include a pass for two to be Honorary Observers and go behind the ropes for a day at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club, plus VIP parking, shirts and hats. Other items include a grill from Lowe’s and a gun.
All proceeds will go to Feed the Kids, local food pantries and shoes to send students back to school in the fall. Mansfield Cares is all-volunteer organization that donates more than $100,000 annually to Mansfield charities.
Tickets are $125, tournament tickets are $500 (which includes all gaming). For tickets, click here.
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