Night to move to campus
philanthropic event will move from downtown to campus
in an effort to boost the events attendance and
raise more money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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
The decision to move to campus from City Club was made
with hopes to bolster attendance and increase everyones
enjoyment, said Pete Dodd, Casino Night chairman.
Its a good time, its cheap, its
early enough on a Friday to still go out with your friends,
best of all it benefits (Muscular Dystrophy Association),
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 years 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 years 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
Duty said there should be more on-campus events like this
to help bridge the gap between the Greek and non-Greek
The event is open to all students, faculty and the Fort