Guests got to play out their high-roller fantasies in support of a good cause Friday at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network‘s annual Las Vegas Night fundraiser.
The event, held at the elegant National Museum of Women in the Arts, featured two floors of blackjack, poker, roulette and craps games, as well as a money wheel. Guests could purchase “funny money” to use at the gaming tables, and they could turn in any leftover chips at the end of the night for a chance to win a trip to the Preakness horse race or to Sin City itself.
And what’s a gala without a silent auction? Guests could bid on items such as gold estate earrings, dinner for 10 at Ping, a Capital Grille gift certificate and a Jack Daniel’s “Jack and Coke” gift basket.
In between the bidding and betting, guests could partake in the top-shelf open bar and Tex Mex–themed dinner buffet, which included salsa, guacamole, empanadas and pulled pork arepas. Dessert was mainly cookies, but there were some decorated like face cards, in keeping with the evening’s Vegas motif.
A second-floor photo booth and circulating photographers ensured that guests had plenty of opportunities to document their evening. While the crowd included DC socialites and professionals, there were also MedStar NRH employees and a few medical students in attendance. Everyone seemed to be having a great time.
The event was also a tribute to the late Patricia Skantze, a major supporter of MedStar NRH and a founding member of the MedStar NRH Board of Associates.
Las Vegas Night is a perennial favorite of Little Black Blog’s, and this year’s event did not disappoint. We’re already looking forward to 2014!