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11th Annual Casino Night This Monday

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Honda Center will be Transformed into a 1920s Speakeasy as the Entire Ducks Roster and VIP Guests Raise Funds for Orangewood Children’s Foundation

The Anaheim Ducks will host the 11th Annual Casino Night Center Ice Speakeasy presented by Merrill Lynch & The Klein Family this Monday, Jan. 21 at Honda Center beginning at 6 p.m. All proceeds from this exclusive, sold-out event will benefit Orangewood Children’s Foundation. 

With the arena floor transforming into a scene from a 1920s Prohibition Era Speakeasy, guests will enjoy exciting games such as blackjack, craps and roulette alongside Ducks players who will take turns dealing at the casino tables. Attendees are encouraged to dress the part as either a 1920s gangster or flapper as Ducks players will be decked out in gangster Zoot suits.  This year’s fundraiser features live music by jazz band Big Lucky.  Guests will sip on retro drinks such as Sidecars, Singapore Slings, Whiskey Sours and Pink Ladies while classic 1920s hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.  The Cotton Club VIP Lounge will open at 6 p.m., with general admission doors opening at 7 p.m.

“Casino Night is always such a fun and fantastic event with a great new theme every year,” said Ducks owner, Susan Samueli.  “What remains constant, however, is our commitment to raising funds for Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit that positively impacts the lives of foster youth in Orange County.  We are proud to partner with Orangewood and support this important cause.”

Partygoers will have the chance to place bids on a variety of silent auction items and enter in opportunity drawings throughout the evening.  Silent auction and opportunity drawing items include tropical/mountain vacations, Ducks tickets and autographed merchandise and jewelry.  Admission to the Cotton Club VIP Lounge was $500 each and general admission tickets were $100 each.  For more information, please visit


The mission of Orangewood Children's Foundation is to end the cycle of child abuse by providing innovative programs focused on prevention, care, emancipation and public awareness.  44 Women for Children is a unique group of women passionate about helping Orange County’s abused and neglected children.  Founded in 1999 by Susan Samueli as an auxiliary of Orangewood, 44 Women for Children conducts annual fundraising events to support its college scholarship and Peer Mentor funds to support former foster care youth.  Since 1999, 44 Women for Children has raised $1.3m for the foundation.

Proceeds from 2008 Anaheim Ducks Casino Night will assist 44 Women’s scholarship efforts for Orangewood’s youth.  In 2007, the auxiliary raised over $250,000 to help Orangewood youth attend 60 universities, community colleges and trade schools in 15 states.

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