Elk Grove, CA – November 2017
The RE/MAX Gold Elk Grove office hosted a “Casino Night” to raise money in support of Children’s Miracle Network. Mark Forster from the Elk Grove office, organized the sold-out event held at the Sunshine Event Center.
Mark had dreamed of organizing a casino night event for years—ever since his wife threw him one for his 21st birthday in his parent’s home. It was last year when he decided to organize an event for a great cause, the Children’s Miracle Network—and what better theme than a casino night? With last year’s being such a hit and wildly successful for the cause, he agreed to head up the fundraiser again this year.
The event was true to its theme with poker tables set up throughout the venue and dealers dressed in formal attire to welcome attendees. With the purchase of a ticket, guests were offered complimentary food and drinks as they played games all evening.
The evening was a great success! The event drew in a crowd of about double, compared to last year, as Mark recalls. Net proceeds totaled over $4,000 (with donations still rolling in), all of which will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
Despite the challenges of raising financial sponsorship with all of the worthy causes that occurred this past year, Mark remained optimistic. “Everyone had a fantastic time and I look forward to doing this again next year. I already have agents from other offices of RE/MAX Gold wanting to help with the event and I’m grateful for any help I can get.” Mark expressed his excitement for organizing this fundraiser again next year and has already set some ambitious goals to make it bigger and better.
“I think it’s fantastic that RE/MAX Gold has focused on such a worthy cause as Children’s Miracle Network. With so many children growing up with such common diseases as Diabetes I believe our health concerns many times start in our youth. With the Children’s hospitals focusing on medical research and community awareness hopefully we can address our kids health needs early enough in their lives.” —Mark Forster
While this event was headed up by Mark, he acknowledges all of the support he received in doing so. “I had our admins Maria Candido, Maria Richey & Lourdes Garcia; as well as our super agents Sharon Boatwright, Samantha Tov, Aria Salepour, Mary Lehmann, John Shook and April Cooke. Besides our lead team, we had a lot of support from many of my fellow RE/MAX Gold agents and colleagues in donating raffle prizes and sponsorship roles. My Gold sponsors were Movement Mortgage Blair Chapman, Sulca’s Flooring, Lending Home Funding Corp – Danny Kwon, J&S Team RE/MAX Gold – Judy Cuong & Samantha Tov, and Fookie.net for desserts.”
Mark Forster can be reached directly at (916) 416-8600 or by email at email@example.com.
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