TCU Daily Skiff Thursday, April 15, 2004
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Casino Night to move to campus
The philanthropic event will move from downtown to campus in an effort to boost the event’s attendance and raise more money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

By Nick Quijano
Staff Reporter

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity will bring its annual Casino Night philanthropy closer to students this year by relocating the event from the Bass Towers downtown to the Recreation Center.

The decision to move to campus from City Club was made with hopes to “bolster attendance and increase everyone’s enjoyment,” said Pete Dodd, Casino Night chairman.

“It’s a good time, it’s cheap, it’s early enough on a Friday to still go out with your friends, best of all it benefits (Muscular Dystrophy Association),” Dodd said.

Casino Night opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Recreation Center. The proceeds will go to MDA, an agency that combats neuromuscular diseases with research and medical services.

Last year’s ticket price of $10 has been cut to $5 and the attire has been changed from formal to business casual. Chips from casino games can be traded for raffle tickets to win prizes like sports tickets, a spa and lodge stay and gift certificates.

Fiji hopes that by moving the event to campus, they will exceed last year’s record-setting proceeds of $4,300. All proceeds from Casino Night are presented live to MDA on the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon on NBC 5 at 11 p.m.

Fiji President Chris Duty said the fraternity will save money by holding Casino Night on campus.

“We are taking advantage of university facilities so that more of the proceeds will go to MDA,” Duty said.

Duty said there should be more on-campus events like this to “help bridge the gap between the Greek and non-Greek communities.”

The event is open to all students, faculty and the Fort Worth community.
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