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Casino Night helps students hurt by Sandy

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The Ocean City Board of Realtors found a creative way to raise money for Ocean City students affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Greate Bay Country Club hosted the Board of Realtor's casino night Friday night.

Proceeds from the event will be given to the Ocean City Education Foundation and used to pay for school lunches for students removed from their home by Hurricane Sandy.

"Children needed help paying for their lunches because their families were displaced and we were definitely glad to headline our event to help out the cause," said event organizer Damon Bready.

The casino night featured food, drinks, live music and of course casino games.

Officials say the number of tickets sold jumped from 60 to 150 after the announcement was made that the event was to aid Sandy victims.

While the event was planned weeks ago, organizers made the quick decision to restructure the event to aid fellow community members in need.

"Last Thursday we decided to go ahead and headline it for Sandy relief. We got together on Wednesday and discussed it on Thursday morning, we decided to go ahead and make that decision," said Bready.

Organizers anticipated selling an additional fifty tickets at the door to bring the total to roughly 200 in attendance.

Guests like Gloria Votta were happy to enjoy the casino night all while helping a good cause.

"We're very grateful we have the opportunity to help the children and the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This event was originally set up to help school programs for Ocean City and then we had the hurricane so now its going towards school lunches," said Votta.

Tickets purchased in advance and at the door all went to help Ocean City students.

 

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