White River Health System Foundation's Inaugural Casino Night

Amy Martens, Cliff Brown, Deana WyattWhite River Health System (WRHS) Foundation recently raised more than $25,000 at the Inaugural Casino Night event.  With a theme that embraced the roaring 20’s time period, the event hosted over 140 guests, many of whom were dressed as 20’s themed characters. 

The event, held in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center, featured a fun-filled night of gaming and poker; the classy jazz sounds of Alicia Williams; scrumptious appetizers prepared by White River Medical Center’s Executive Chef, Blake Wilbanks and his culinary team; a wine pull; and a silent auction with a large array of items from jewelry, to sports memorabilia, to hunting trips.

“The entire night was not only a success in raising money to improve our facilities, but also in creating an event that provided an evening of fun and excitement for our guests,” said Amanda Roberts, Director of the WRHS Foundation.

The night was full of big winners. The First Place Gaming Winner, with a prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas complete with luggage and gift cards for spending, was Mandi Curtwright.  Second Place Gaming Winner, Julie Gregg, received a patio set complete with fire pit and margarita machine. Third Place Gaming Winner, Maggie Beshears, took home a wine cooler and wine dispenser. Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament winner was John Harris, who won a $250 Cup’d Up Calls gift certificate and a knife crafted by Austin Weaponry.

“I’m proud of the hard work put forth by the Foundation team and planning committee to make this event exciting and beneficial to the future needs and projects of WRHS,” says Gary Bebow, WRHS CEO.  “I would also like to say a special ‘Thank You’ to the sponsors and all who attended for making this event a success.”   Presenting sponsors included Citizens Bank, White River Insurance and White River Financial, First Community Bank, Wann Office Supply, Cardinal Health and the Wood Family Dealerships.

Due to the overwhelming positive feedback, the WRHS Foundation plans to make this an annual event.

The White River Health System Foundation supports the healthcare mission of White River Health System through charitable giving, grant writing and fundraising events. Gifts to the foundation are used for the development of new clinical services, scholarships for health professionals and capital building projects. For information on how your charitable dollars can make a difference, please contact Amanda at (870) 262-1927 or via email at aroberts2@wrmc.com.