The Atlanta Thrashers held their eighth annual Casino Night fundraiser on Sunday, February 10, raising more than $164,000 for the Atlanta Thrashers Foundation. The event, themed “The Art of Hockey” drew over 500 guests to the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, and was widely lauded as one of the most successful to date.
“Once again, Casino Night has proven to be one of our most successful events. Our players truly enjoy interacting with our sponsors, community partners, and fans on this exciting evening which raises funds that benefit our local community", said Thrashers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lou DePaoli. "We are proud to host such an outstanding event, and look forward to another sold out event next year."
The night included casino games, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, cocktails and a dinner buffet with assorted cuisine provided by area restaurants. Thrashers players, coaches, and local personalities were on hand as guest dealers at the various casino tables. Ticket sales, auction items, a “mystery bag” fundraiser and “Thrash Cash,” which could be purchased for play at the tables, all contributed to the fundraising efforts.
The Atlanta Thrashers Casino Night’s Platinum Sponsors were Philips, The Home Depot, The Ice Box and Comcast.