Sold-out event at Angus Barn draws hundreds
Even though the weather was unusually warm for an early fall evening, hundreds of corporate and individual supporters turned out on Sept. 26 at the Angus Barn for Overflowing Hands’ annual Casino Royale fundraiser. The sold-out event raised more than $180,000 and included casino games, award-winning cuisine, wine pairings, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds will be used to support children’s programs in our neighborhoods, across the U.S. and around the world.
Overflowing Hands is a local charity that supports vulnerable children and empowers youth to reach their highest potential. The organization is perhaps best known for its Belarussian Outreach Spectacular Summer (BOSS) program that has brought more than 350 Belarussian children to the United States over the past 14 years to get a respite from lingering radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in nearby Ukraine.
The presenting sponsor for the Casino Royale event was SAP. Additional sponsors included Angus Barn, Acquisitions, Ltd., Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, Beam Collective, Christina Bowman Photography, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Delta Gamma Fraternity (NCSU), Dogwood State Bank, Drive Shack, Ernst & Young, Lewis Financial Management, Lloyd & Lady Boutique, Mark Hewitt, Microexcel, MoJo Performance Partners, MyEyeDr., Opentext, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Performance Technical Sales, Protiviti, Rocky Top Catering, Sonitrol Integrated Security, Syntax, Total Wine, Westgate Wine, Young Life Bahamas and Walton Building Company.
“We are honored by the overwhelming support received from our local community,” said Executive Director Chandler Ellis. “Local businesses, donors and volunteers love this event because it is an evening of fun and excitement, all for a great cause. It is thrilling that Casino Royale sold out this year and raised more than we could have ever expected. Folks are already marking their calendar for Casino Royale 2020 on September 24.”
To learn more about Overflowing Hands, visit www.overflowinghands.org.
Contact: Chandler Ellis