It might seem like a crazy idea — load up a plane of Houstonians, head to Las Vegas and hold a casino party for charity. But that plan has actually been a slam dunk for Texas Children's Cancer Center since Linn Energy CFO Kolja Rockov came up with the idea.
The 2012 Casino Night in Vegas hit the jackpot, raising more than $400,000 to fund treatment and research.
They tried their luck at blackjack and craps, danced to the sounds of a DJ and feasted from food stations and a dessert bar.
More than 130 Houstonians made their way to Vegas for the gaming-themed bash, held in a private party room at the Wynn. They tried their luck at blackjack and craps, danced to the sounds of a DJ and feasted from food stations and a dessert bar.
Joining the second annual Casino Night in Vegas were Texas Children's Cancer Center director Dr. David Poplack, Roxanne Rockov, Fran and Keith Buchanan, Annette and Doug Liftman, Kristin and Rick Brice, Autumn Hugo, Ryan Munro, Mari Ono, Sheryl and Kevin Smith, Nameer Siddiqui and loads more. Just think — partying in Vegas with 100 of your best buddies!