Autism Society of Illinois to Host First Annual Casino Night

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On February 21, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) will host its first annual Casino Night for autism awareness at the Drury Lane Conference Center. All money raised from the event will be used to help families, individuals and professionals affected by autism in Illinois.

Autism Society of Illinois

Autism Society of Illinois

As the oldest autism advocacy organization in Illinois, we are proud to host this event and raise autism awareness.

On February 21, 2014, the Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) will host its first annual Casino Night for autism awareness at the Drury Lane Conference Center.

Casino Night boasts Las Vegas-style entertainment with roulette, craps and blackjack tables as well as a spin-the-wheel raffle game. Each ticket purchased before January 30th will include $50 in gaming chips, four hours of open bar, heavy appetizers, carving stations, dancing, a silent auction, and raffle prizes. Winnings can be traded in for tickets toward a chance to win more than 30 raffle prizes.

All money raised from the event will be used to help families, individuals and professionals affected by autism in Illinois through ASI’s special education advocacy and first responder training programs.

“We are so excited about our first annual Casino Night,” said Mary Kay Betz, ASI’s executive director. “We look forward to making this an ongoing tradition, year after year.”

The evening also will feature a surprise live performance, $20 donation wine bottle raffle and $10,000 cash raffle with only 300 tickets ($100 each) to be sold.

Only 275 tickets are available for purchase to this exclusive occasion. For the VIP treatment, participants can pre-register for a table of 10 to receive special prizes and extra fun just for their group.

“As the oldest autism advocacy organization in Illinois, we are proud to host this event and raise autism awareness,” said Betz. “All money raised in Illinois stays in Illinois.”

Ticket holders can raise the stakes for autism awareness on February 21, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

For more information, email libby(at)autismillinois(dot)org, call (888) 691-1270 or visit http://www.autismillinois.org. To purchase general admission tickets at $150 each, a table of 10 or raffle tickets, visit http://www.asicasinonight2014.eventbrite.com.

ASI was founded more than 30 years ago and is headquartered in Lombard, Ill. The non-for-profit organization empowers individuals, families and the community impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders through education, advocacy and intervention. In addition to providing training, individual assistance and practical support for parents, ASI seeks to increase public awareness of autism and offer a professional referral network.

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