Casino Night proves a winner for Robbinsville public schools

 

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun From left: Debra Bjorling, Township Councilman Vincent Calcagno, Catherine Schafer, and Eleanor Calcagno at the Casino Night fundraiser for Robbinsville schools.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
From left: Debra Bjorling, Township Councilman Vincent Calcagno, Catherine Schafer, and Eleanor Calcagno at the Casino Night fundraiser for Robbinsville schools.

The event, held at John Henry’s Stone Terrace, raised more than $6,000 for Robbinsville schools, according to organizers. Attendees included legislators, the mayor, several Township Council members, Board of Education members, school administrators, off-duty township police officers, business owners, PTA members and residents who bought tickets to enjoy dinner and games for a good cause.

The guest of honor was Robbinsville PAL Jr. Ravens Vice President Mike Cocciolillo, a small business owner and longtime supporter of the Robbinsville Education Foundation and public school programs. Foundation President Evan Schwartz presented Cocciolillo with an award recognizing him for his longtime commitment and dedication to the school district and the community.

Tumbling Dice, a state-licensed company, provided the gaming tables, dealers and pit bosses to recreate the feel of a real casino, although gamblers were playing for prizes, not money. At the end of the evening, attendees redeemed their chips for raffle tickets for chances to win donated gifts.

Honoree Mike Cocciolillo receives an award from the Robbinsville Education Foundation President Evan Schwartz during the nonprofit organization’s March 15 Casino Night fundraiser.

Honoree Mike Cocciolillo receives an award from the Robbinsville Education Foundation President Evan Schwartz during the nonprofit organization’s March 15 Casino Night fundraiser.

There were 53 prizes including golf foursomes, gift certificates for local restaurants and

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun From left: Township Councilman Dave Boyne, state Senator Linda Greenstein, and Board of Education members Shaina Ciaccio and Carol Boyne.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
From left: Township Councilman Dave Boyne, state Senator Linda Greenstein, and Board of Education members Shaina Ciaccio and Carol Boyne.

businesses,appliances, Broadway tickets and iPad minis. Michelle Harris won the top prize: a football autographed by Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.

Casino Night is one of two major fundraisers that the Education Foundation holds every year. The second is the annual golf outing, which this year is set for May 21. Proceeds of the golf outing will be used to continue the foundation’s three-year financial commitment to funding a pre-engineering technology program at Pond Road Middle School that better prepares students for the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering offered in grades 9-12 at Robbinsville High School.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Pat Jones won a gift certificate to Centro Grille restaurant in Robbinsville.

Pat Jones won a gift certificate to Centro Grille restaurant in Robbinsville.

Gamblers and dealers at the craps table during the Robbinsville Education Foundation’s Casino Night at John Henry’s Stone Terrace.

Gamblers and dealers at the craps table during the Robbinsville Education Foundation’s Casino Night at John Henry’s Stone Terrace.


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