Aug 8, 2014 1:44 PM by Mike Gillaspia

Casino Night to Support TAMU-CC Athletic Fund

CORPUS CHRISTI -- The second annual Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night will be held this Saturday, August 9, at the Dugan Wellness Center on the campus of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. Tickets to the event start at just $50, with doors opening at 6 PM. All proceeds support the Islanders student-athlete scholarship fund.

"Our inaugural Casino Night was a great success last year, and this year we think it will be an even more enjoyable experience," said Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby. "We'll have more games, more auction items and a nice dinner for people to enjoy. We're expecting it to be a really fun evening for our IAF members."

Games at the event will include poker, black jack, craps and roulette. There will also be a money wheel.

Casino Night will feature an Italian buffet menu presented by Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen, as well as a cash bar and a live DJ. KRIS 6 News Sunrise anchors Mike Gillaspia and Rachel Cole will serve as emcees for the evening.

There will also be a large portion of auction items, as the event will feature a live auction as well as a silent and blackboard auction. Some of the featured items include a trip to New Orleans with the Islanders Athletics team of your choice, a dove hunt and fishing guide trip, and a Texas A&M football weekend getaway.

For more information, contact Associate Athletics Director Jimmy Frush at (361) 825-3237 or


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