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Put on your green dealer visor, break out your deck of cards and come roll the dice at the 10th Annual Leadership Brandon Alumni Casino Night. The annual Casino Night is planned for Friday, August 14, from 6:30 – 11 p.m. at Center Place, located at 619 Vonderburg Dr., Ste. B, in Brandon.

Crystal Colegrove, manager for Business and Community Development at the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, said, “Currently, we are still seeking sponsors, items for the raffle and the silent auction.” “Games present will be: black jack, roulette, craps and a separate buy-in for a Texas Hold’em Tournament,” she said.

The Leadership Brandon Alumni Casino Night tickets are $30 per person, with a $20 buy-in for the Texas Hold’em Tournament. The ticket price includes: $2,500 in casino fun money, door prizes, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a complimentary beverage.“Funds that are raised go back to the Leadership Brandon program which will help pay for the class bus for the year and provide scholarship(s) for those who may not be able to afford to go through the program,” Colegrove said. “Nomination and application processes are necessary for the Leadership program, and there is a separate process to apply for a scholarship.”

”Leadership Brandon is a community leadership development program of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to “increase your understanding of the community and improve your ability to lead effectively,” according to its Website. Leadership Brandon recently graduated its 2009 class, and its 2010 class will have its opening retreat on Saturday, October 3.

For more information on the Leadership Brandon Alumni Casino Night, please call the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, located at 330 Pauls Dr., Ste. 100, in Brandon, at 689-1221 or visit www.brandonchamber.com.

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Jennifer Silverstein
Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.