11th Annual Joseph Maffeo Foundation Casino Night

11th Annual Joseph Maffeo Foundation Casino Night JM Helmet 150x149 For the 7th year in a row, Audience Pleasers was proud to work with the Joseph Maffeo  Foundation, as they hosted the 11th annual Casino Night fundraiser. The event was held in  the Nicole Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, 1100 South Avenue, Staten  Island NY.

The foundation was created by Linda Manfredi as a way to keep her brother’s memory and  spirit alive after his life was tragically cut short on September 11th, 2001.  He was a New  York City firefighter who was so committed to giving and making the world a better place, every day of his life.  In the end he was so selfless that he gave his life helping rescue others during that tragic time.  Her hope is to continue this foundation and help to fill the void left in the world when her brother and all the other men & women taken by that senseless act of hate.  The Joseph Maffeo Foundation raises funds through both private and corporate donations as well as through various fundraising events such as this one.  These donations are used to support the ongoing and future pediatric programs at the Children’s Wing at Staten Island University Hospital.

Hundreds of guests were part of the fun which included a luxurious buffet of food, as well as an open bar. All guests received $50 in gaming chips.  A live DJ took control of the night once the casino opened.  Once guests ran out of chips they were able to buy back in at “The Bank” to keep playing and increase the funds raised by the event.

Audience Pleasers provided a Texas Hold’em tournament, Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps.  Some of the items auctioned off included hand signed memorabilia from the recently retired Derek Jeter and even a chance to personally get to meet the baseball legend.  The casino tables that were available for playing included Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Let it Ride, and Big Money Wheel.  There was also a long row of slot machines for those who preferred one arm bandits.

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More pictures from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page here

Learn more about what our casino events can offer on the Casino Special Event website

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Brian Chellis

Marketing Manager

Audience Pleasers

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Client Testimonial

  • AC

    A wonderful and very entertaining evening. We were truly entertained by a happy and professional group and they provided us...

    AC

    2014-10-01T11:05:06+00:00

    AC

    A wonderful and very entertaining evening. We were truly entertained by a happy and professional group and they provided us with first class entertainment. It certainly proved an “unusual event” and was thoroughly enjoyed by all

    TNM

    We have had so many letters from guests who said how much they enjoyed the talented performers that represent Audience...

    TNM

    2014-09-15T08:24:07+00:00

    TNM

    We have had so many letters from guests who said how much they enjoyed the talented performers that represent Audience Pleasers. Your guys set the mood just right and made the entire event feel inclusive and fun. Thanks again for a great time and for the professional way you dealt with the booking. We look forward to employing Audience Pleasers for our next event and would happily recommend you to prospective clients.

    BR

    I have received fabulous feedback from the event, and there is a buzz around the office which I have never...

    BR

    2014-10-01T10:57:15+00:00

    BR

    I have received fabulous feedback from the event, and there is a buzz around the office which I have never witnessed – something that I would directly attribute to the entertainment you provided. The entertainment was exceptional. Thank you once again

    MR

    I thought I would write and tell you that our clients who attended would all like to say a BIG...

    MR

    2014-10-01T10:58:23+00:00

    MR

    I thought I would write and tell you that our clients who attended would all like to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your fantastic team. Last nights entertainment was a raving success. The venue was superb and the entertainers were hilarious! I have had many messages from our clients who all want to plan something similar for their own Companies

    KS

    You may be pleased to hear I’ve received many complimentary comments on how your casino night was far better tan...

    KS

    2014-10-01T10:59:04+00:00

    KS

    You may be pleased to hear I’ve received many complimentary comments on how your casino night was far better tan other companies. One of the objectives of the day was to enhance team spirit and yur company’s performance certainly achieved that. The feed back on the day has been excellent. We will be using you all again, in the meantime, I hope business continues to boom