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Casino night benefits free tutoring
Give Every Child a Chance Chief Executive officer carol Davis stands with PG&Es Government Relations Representative Dylan George, center left, and other PG&E staff members with a $5,000 check from PG&E to help sponsor the upcoming Night of Kings & Queens. - photo by HIME ROMERO

WHAT: Give Every Child A Chance 12th Annual Kings and Queens Casino Night Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29, 6:30 tol 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., Manteca

TICKET INFO: $35 entrance, $20 Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, , for a savings of $5, purchase tickets (to include entrance to the event and to the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament) before Sept. 20 for $50

TICKETS ON SALE: Give Every Child A Chance, 610 Commerce, Manteca, 823-6222; Bank of Stockton, 660 N. Main St., Manteca, 249-2200; or Ripon Police Department, 259 North Wilma Ave., 599-2102

The Give Every Child A Chance 12th Annual Kings and Queens Casino Night Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 until 11:30 pm, at the MRPS Hall in Manteca, 133 N. Grant Street.

This year's event will be undergoing some exciting improvements.  They will still offer the games of  Blackjack , Roulette, and Craps, as well as hold their silent auction and Mystery Prize Boxes, but they will be replacing our live auction with “Games of Chance.”

One of the "Games of Chance" will be Plinko, where you play the game for a chance to win a ticket, which enters you into a drawing to win a prize.  Another game will be the 52 split card game, where you have one chance out of 52 to win a prize.  Some of the prizes include an IPad 2 (donated by friends of GECAC)   a guitar (donated by Music Go Round) and signed by Kellie Pickler, two -round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines (donated by Southwest Airlines) flying anywhere Southwest flies within the United States, and a gas barbecue (donated by Home Depot). 

They are going to feature themed food stations, with food featured from some of Manteca's finest restaurants.  Fagundes Meats,  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, De Vinci's Delicatessen & Catering, and Hong Kong Restaurant to name just a few. 

In addition, there will be a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament for an added fee of $20. The first, second, and third place winners will receive a tournament plaque . As always, the first place tournament winner will receive the coveted Texas Hold ‘Em jacket.

Give Every Child A Chance is a non-profit organization committed to helping children reach their full potential, while building their self esteem and confidence, by offering a variety of youth support services including one-on-one mentor tutoring and after school advantage programs. Give Every Child A Chance has served 4,020 youth this year, with nearly 400 volunteers, and 51 locations throughout the communities of San Joaquin County.

The services are provide free of charge.