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Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a Casino Night benefit from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. John Vianney Church Family Life Center in Prince Frederick to raise funds for the purchase of a pediatric training simulator to enhance patient care.
Each year, more than 8,000 families turn to Calvert Memorial Hospital for the care of a sick child. The anatomically correct manikin is computer programmable with a variety of scenarios and gives staff the opportunity to continually practice key pediatric skills.
The equipment will be part of a new pediatric simulation and training room on Level 3 (the pediatric unit) of the hospital.
“The training room gives our clinical educators a place right on the unit where new staff can demonstrate proficiency and existing staff can practice new techniques,” said Bob McWhirt, chief nursing officer.
“As a parent, it’s important to me that my hospital has the latest teaching tools to continually elevate the skills of the staff caring for our children,” said Mark Davis, foundation president. “Please join me for a fun-filled evening with great entertainment all in support of a great cause.”
“No worries if you don’t know how to gamble,” Davis said. “With ‘funny money’ and professional croupiers who will teach you the rules of the game all you need is a little luck.”
With the purchase of a $75 ticket, participants 21 years and older can try their luck at classic games such as blackjack, Texas Hold’em, roulette and craps provided by Fantasy World Entertainment while enjoying food by Expressions, Salsaritas, Flavorful Impressions, beer and wine.
Guests will receive a stash of “funny money” and can purchase extra if they run out of betting dough. Many casino tables will be offering special prizes donated by sponsors from the community. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, community and civic organizations as well as community members who want to be a part of Casino Night. Packages are available at levels ranging from $350 to $2,500.
At the end of the evening, guests will be able to use their winnings to buy tickets for an exciting prize raffle. Guests will be able to put their tickets in as many or as few basket drawings as they want; increasing their chances to win the one they want the most. Each prize basket is worth at least $150.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by calling the foundation office at 410-535-8178 or by downloading an order form at www.calverthosptial.org. The public is welcome and attire for the evening is casual.