By Amanda Rogers
Mansfield Cares is throwing a party with a purpose on Saturday night, wheeling and dealing at Viva Las Vegas at El Primo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina, 2300 Matlock Road.
The event, which will be held from 6-11 p.m., will feature blackjack, three-card poker, roulette and craps. Attendees will start with a stack of chips to start gambling and can turn their winnings in for raffle tickets for prizes at the end of the evening.
Attendees will also receive a drink ticket and buffet dinner and will enjoy music, live and silent auctions.
Seats are limited for the Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, where the winner will take home a $1,500 Henry rifle, $500 and a trophy. Second place will bag a $500 basket of wine and liquor, while third place will score a $350 basket of alcohol.
Tickets for the event are $125 for the casino, $500 for the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and are available at mansfieldcares.org.
Mansfield Cares, which assists a variety of charities in the community, has earmarked proceeds from Viva Las Mansfield to assist local food pantries, Feed the Kids (which provides a week’s worth of food that youngsters can prepare themselves if their parents are at work) and shoes for the Mansfield ISD’s Back to School Bash on Aug. 7.
The assistance is appreciated, says Donald Williams, associate superintendent of communications and marketing for the district.
“Mansfield Cares has been a great partner in supporting the students and families in Mansfield ISD,” Williams said. “Their commitment to our students is evidenced by their ongoing leadership in funding and volunteer support for the Feed the Kids program and the college scholarships they provide annually for Mansfield ISD seniors.
“Most recently Mansfield Cares has helped to bring the shoe giveaway program to the Back to School Bash, a new opportunity that provides brand-new shoes for students heading back to school,” he said. “Mansfield Cares is truly committed to ensuring students have the resources they need to be successful in school and in life. We are grateful for their ongoing partnership and for their service to the students of Mansfield ISD.”
For more information about the Back to School Bash, click here.
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