How does this event help Striving for More?
Striving for More is committed to ensuring that children with cancer and their families receive quality emotional and spiritual support. Net proceeds from the Striving in the City Soiree go towards the programs that support the children that are currently being treated in the Triangle for cancer and their families.
How Do I Purchase Tickets?
- You can purchase tickets, in advance online, with your credit card.
- If you wish to pay by cash or check, you can email the Event Coordinator or call the Striving for More office at 919-339-1215.
- You can also purchase tickets, at the door at the event. We will accept MasterCard and Visa at the event.
Do I Receive Tickets In the Mail?
No, when you purchase tickets for the event through our registration system, you will be registered and your name will be on the list at the door.
How Should I Dress?
- Cocktail Chic
- Ladies: Dress or dress slacks with dressy blouse or top.
- Men: Dark or khaki trousers with jacket. Tie not required.
Where is Mirage Located?
Where do I park?
What does my event ticket include?
- Entrance to the event, which includes the following:
- Silent auction
- Live auction
- Music provided by Mirage’s resident DJ, DJ Pauly D
- $100 in casino money
- One casino prize raffle ticket
- A solid brass childhood cancer awareness ribbon lapel pin
- Complimentary champagne cocktail
- Buffet featuring an assortment of Italian food and sushi
- Non-alcoholic beverages (alcohol can be purchased at the bar)
- Free parking in the Mirage parking lot
- Free coat/hat check
So if this is a casino night, is this real gambling?
- Each guest receives $100 in casino money.
- Extra casino money can be purchased. The proceeds will benefit Striving for More.
- Casino money can be exchanged at any casino table for chips.
- The chips can be used at any of the tables “for betting”. (full list of tables in FAQ below)
- When the casino closes at 8:45pm, dealers exchange your winnings for casino prize raffle tickets.
- Casino prize raffle tickets can be used to enter the casino prize raffles.
- The more tickets you use to enter to win a specific prize, the greater your chances of winning the item.
What kind of casino tables will be there?
- Poker – No Limit Texas hold’em
Will I win real cash?
How many prize raffle tickets will I get based on my casino winnings?
What is the minimum age?
Where do the proceeds go?
- beginning from the moment of diagnosis;
- regardless of where they receive treatment;
- regardless of their socioeconomic status or insurance coverage;
- and with seamless continuity and high quality.
What is the agenda of the evening?
- 6:00 – 8:45 – Casino games, cocktails, buffet and dancing
- 6:00 – 8:30 – Silent auction items open for bidding
- 8:15 & 8:30 – Silent auction closes; dessert and coffee
- 8:55 – Live auction
- 9:45 – Casino Raffle Prize Drawing
- 10:00 – Event End
Do I have to be present to win?
Can I make a donation instead of attending?
Can I sponsor the event?
Yes. There are a variety of sponsorship options available at the Striving in the City Sponsorship Opportunities page.
Can I volunteer at the event?
I can’t attend this event but I would love to get more involved. How can I do that?
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