11th Annual Joseph Maffeo Foundation Casino Night
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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