2016 Casino Night teams up with the backpack project

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2016 Casino Night teams up with the backpack project

Kylie Dillon, Staff writer

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Student government will host Casino week in the Henry Student Center from Nov. 1 through Nov. 4.

Student Government is teaming up with Pharmaceutical Sciences professor Dr. Roke Thomas, and the backpack project to deliver warm clothes and other supplies to homeless people in the surrounding areas.

Socktober is Student Government’s fun way of getting everybody involved in the donation process. Donations include socks, gloves, hats, and scarves. Each item donated is worth five tickets for casino night, with a maximum of earning fifty tickets per student.

The kickoff to casino week begins with Texas Hold ‘Em on Tuesday November 1st in the ballroom, starting at 6pm. The prizes are 8 gift cards, balances ranging from $250 to $15. The following day, Wednesday November 2nd will be Bingo at 8pm in the Henry Student Center Lounge.

Each game of bingo will have the opportunity to win a $20-25 gift card, or tickets for Casino Night.

To wrap up the week on Friday November 4th at 7pm in the Henry Student Center ballroom will be Casino Night.

Dylan Fox, Student Government Executive Teasurer mentioned that students have the opportunity to win great prizes. These include a Macbook, iPad, GoPro Hero 5, Apple Watch, GPS Watch, Fitbit Charge 2, Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, Naked Smoky palette, Subscriptions to Dollar Shave Club, Sprezza, and the Birch box, a Gift Card to Pep Boys, Kalahari Water Park passes, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors items, watches, and more!

When asked what she is most excited about, freshman English Major Melissa Irizarry said, “I’m hoping to win the MacBook because I’m definitely in need of a new computer!”

Freshman Pre-Pharmacy Major Haylee Jadush said, “The Kylie Jenner Lip kit and the Naked palette are definitely two items I’d love to win. You can never have too much make-up!”

Students can donate to the Socktober event to get Casino Night tickets. One student, Havi Rodriguez has really great luck at this event on Campus.

In the past he has won the MacBook Pro and a GoPro throughout his time at Wilkes during Casino Night.  He mentioned that he will return for his final Casino Night and he hopes to win gift cards or the GoPro again.

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