Boca Casino Night Right Around the Corner


Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton Host Casino Night This Month
Proceeds Benefit Club Children


BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 1, 2014) – The Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton will host its fifth annual Casino Night, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Boca West Country Club from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to benefit the Club children.

More than 200 guests will join the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton for the fall season’s most memorable event. Guests will test their luck at gaming tables, enjoy specialty martinis and be dazzled by over-the-top prizes. Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on a large silent auction and enjoy cocktails, dinner and gourmet sweets.

Returning as Event Chairman is Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton Unit Board President Zakir N. Odhwani, Senior Vice President at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

“Advocating for an organization such as the Boys & Girls Club, which provides essential services to the community, is a tremendous way to give back to the community in which we live and work. Having the opportunity to serve again as event chairman for Casino Night is a great honor, and I hope to continue to grow this event and help the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton continue its good work in the community,” said Odhwani.

Joining Zakir in his efforts are co-chair Kathryn Gillespie and auction chairwoman, Nancy Wilkinson. Committee members include: William Cappeller, Cristie Castaldi, Victor Concepcion, Damienne DeCristo, Joey del Valle, Victor Franco, Nicole Morrill, Bill & Elaine Morris, Christine Legris, Kristina Olsen, Jillian Percella, Stefanie Shelley, Kirsten Smith, Angela Trudel and Chris Tyrell.

This year’s sponsors include U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch Cappeller-Marko Group, The GEO Group, Inc., Braman Motorcars and Palm Beach Illustrated.

Proceeds from Casino Night will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton. The Club provides a safe haven for nearly 200 children ages 6-18 during non-school hours. The children participate in Club activities, which include computer training, job skills development, leadership workshops, homework assistance and tutoring, sports and fitness programs, fine arts and performing arts classes.

Sponsorships, tables, and tickets are still available. Individual tickets begin at $150. For more information on this event, please contact Melissa Mulvihill at (561) 683-3287 or visit the website at

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit or call 561-683-3287.

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