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Third Annual Red, White & Roulette “Casino Night”

Friday, November 4, 2011

NAPLES, FL (October 5, 2011) – Picture yourself aboard Dennis Conner’s “Stars & Stripes” yacht for 150-minute hands-on San Diego sailing experience. This America’s Cup Excursion, plus hotel and round-trip air for two, will be auctioned on Friday, November 4 at the Friends of the Library Third Annual Red, White & Roulette benefit held at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North. Last year’s casino fundraiser earned the Florida Library Association’s Outstanding Program of the Year Award. For 2011, the friends of the Library have “upped the ante” and are taking it to a whole new level.

Vacation trips include Las Vegas, Sonoma, Telluride and even Paris and Prague, thanks to generous donors to Friends of the Library who understand that each dollar raised will benefit everyone in the community who uses one of the ten branches of Collier County Public Libraries. Maybe an Indy-style auto racing experience has more appeal or a skybox for 10 at a 2012 Fort Myers Miracle baseball game. Hotel stays, jewelry, wine, dinners, even a chance to visit the live set of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be among the prizes offered.

Tickets are $75 per person and includes a fun-filled evening of gaming, prizes, dancing, food, and surprises. Held in the Naples Beach Hotel’s Beachfront Dining Room, Red, White & Roulette takes place at sunset, with refreshments prepared by Naples Beach Hotel chefs. Dance to the music of popular dance band The Blue Tones. A cash bar will also be available, along with exciting opportunities to win numerous auctions and raffle prizes.

Full casino gaming and professional croupiers are featured for this Las Vegas-style fundraiser. Games include Blackjack, Slots, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold’em Poker. Door prizes, raffles, a silent auction and the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune © game will round out the evening’s festivities.

The Friends of the Library, with its more than 3,500 members, is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Collier County. More than 300,000 residents and guests annually visit Collier County and its Public Libraries and take advantage of the benefits provided through money raised from Red, White & Roulette. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the friends of the Library at 650 Central Avenue, Naples, call 239-262-8135 or visit the website at The friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. As such, a portion of your donation may be tax deductible.

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