Posted: Nov 05, 2022 7:00 AM
The Newtown Scholarship Association will host a “Casino Night” fundraiser on Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m. at Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar Street.
Tickets are mandatory and can be purchased online at newtownscholarship.ejoinme.org/CasinoNight2022?fbclid=IwAR0EpsMlAXryrwzik7_2t2v1ToVlz8EtjdaCm84ZkX-OkyWc0sD7svhl19A. Information on sponsorship opportunities is available at the same link.
“Join us for Casino Night and try your luck at casino gaming to support need-based scholarships for Newtown high school students,” reads the event description. “Your ticket includes dinner, cocktails, music and “fun money” as well as access to the champagne raffle and silent auction.”
According to the Newtown Scholarship Association, it awarded $95,650 to 53 Newtown residents who graduated from Newtown High School and Immaculate High School in the spring of 2022 and $155,100 was awarded to 63 returning students. The scholarships are need-based and awarded after an application process that includes a personal essay and interview.
“I hope Bee readers will join us on November 12 for the fun at Casino Night,” Newtown Scholarship Association Vice President Cindy Carlson said in a recent email. “Win or lose, all the money raised makes tuition a little more affordable for our high school students in Newtown and Sandy Hook. The event is held right here in town, dress is casual, and the cause has been a tradition in town since 1937.”
The mission of the Newtown Scholarship Association is to make a college education more affordable for high school graduates in the city, according to a description of the event.
“From just one award in this first year, we recently funded four-year scholarships for over 150 students that exceed $250,000. With rising tuition fees, the financial needs of Newtown students are increasing and we need your help. Every donation and purchase of event tickets is greatly appreciated and makes a difference in the future of these promising students,” reads the description.
More information about the Newtown Scholarship Association Casino Night can be found online at newtownscholarship.org.