By Kathy L. Collins

Put on your best denim and western attire and get set for a fun and fabulous evening at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s (BSAC) 6th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night. The annual event is set for Saturday, March 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Winthrop Theatre Building located at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview.

Advance tickets are $35 for individuals ($45 at the door) and $60 per couple ($75 at the door). Attendees will be treated to fabulous food and beverages, silent and live auction and casino-style games. Each attendee (over 21 years old) receives one drink ticket and $50 in casino chips. You can enjoy delicious food and a cash bar.

In addition to the casino-style gaming, the event features its ever popular live and silent auction. This year you can bid on a two-week vacation at a Colorado vacation home, two-night stay at the Don CeSar Beach Hotel, golf for four at Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club, and a four-hour charter fishing excursion.

Chuck Burgess, Executive Director for BSAC said, “Our Saddles and Spurs Casino Night is our signature event that raises thousands of dollars for children and families that need financial assistance. Our mission is positively impact lives in our community daily, and every dollar that we raise from this event goes directly to supporting those in need so that they can enjoy the great programs that we offer at BSAC.”

Burgess added, “This is an event that you do not want to miss. Where else can you make such a difference in so many lives just by having fun?”

Each year with the support of the community, BSAC is able to serve over 800 children. BSAC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. As Burgess noted, “We want every child in our community to be water safe, connected to their friends and family and be able to learn and play in a fun and safe place.”

BSAC is located on 12 acres at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. Since 1968, BSAC has been instrumental in sending Olympians such as swimmer, Brooke Bennett, and diver, Chris Colwill to the Summer Olympics.

For more information, please contact Sue Gagain at 751-4733 or


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