Betting on MAPP
It was a high stakes evening on January 18, 2017 as donors and guests of Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) enjoyed our Casino Royale event at 2nd Floor Events.
With the support of over 70 in attendance, MAPP raised $5,500 for the residents and patients of Providence Healthcare! The evening was such a resounding success that in addition to the funds raised through the casino tables, raffle, and live auction, we also welcomed 3 new MAPP donors, who signed up at the event!
To see some pictures from MAPP's Casino Royale, please click here.
Gambling for Good
Guests were invited to gamble their custom ‘MAPP Money’ at one of our many game tables with professional dealers. With a choice of blackjack, craps, roulette, and crown and anchor, guests were entertained all night long! The professional dealers kept the gameplay moving quickly and offered great advice to include gamblers of all experience levels.
At the end of the night, guests converted their ‘MAPP Money’ to raffle tickets so the biggest winners had the best chances of winning our fantastic prizes! All funds received from ‘MAPP Money’ purchases were donated directly to supporting the urgent needs of patients and residents at Providence Healthcare.
“Shaken, Not Stirred”
Just like James Bond, the men of MAPP enjoyed delicious martinis generously donated by Brown-Forman. Our experienced bartender made sure that no one went thirsty, serving up classic, pineapple smash, and french vodka martinis. For the beer drinkers in the crowd, we were fortunate to receive a generous donation from Steam Whistle Brewing who supplied all the beer for the evening.
The Big Score
Luck was in the air for the men who took home big prizes from the live auction and raffle draw. Todd Kierstead, celebrity golf entertainer and friend of Providence, kept the auction exciting and raised big money as our auctioneer!
Prizes included platinum Leafs tickets, courtside Raptors tickets, a custom raw silk jacquard tuxedo jacket, an autographed Nazem Kadri jersey, and a trip for two to Las Vegas! Of all the wonderful prizes and exciting moments, the highlight was during a tense bidding war, it was announced that there was a second trip for two to Las Vegas up for grabs!
Thanks for your support!
A special thank you to Jawny Bakers, Brown-Forman, King & Bay Custom Clothing Inc, Steer Insurance, and MLSE who had the tables buzzing with an exciting array of raffle and live auction items! Also, thank you to Brown-Forman and Steam Whistle Brewing for stocking the bars for the evening.
We must express our heartfelt gratitude to our evening sponsors: Martin Gangadeen, George Macri, and Brown-Forman. Contributions from our donors allow us to throw these fabulous ‘parties with a purpose’, which raise essential funds for Providence Healthcare.