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Dallas young professionals deck out CASA's casa for first-time fundraiser

Dallas young professionals deck out CASA's casa for first fundraiser

Jelani Reynolds, Breanne Vincent, Marc McCain and Kayla McCain
Jelani Reynolds, Breanne Vincent, Marc McCain, Kalya McCain Photo by Tim Heitman
Nida and Kevin Kia
Kevin Kia, Nida Kia Photo by Tim Heitman
Madeline Littrell, Nathan Venz
Madeline Littrell, Nathan Venz Photo by Tim Heitman
 Federico Valiente, Macarena Ivanissevich
Federico Valiente, Macarena Ivanissevich Photo by Tim Heitman
Jenny McLiney, Alex Skartsiaris, Whitney Hollis, Taylor Teague, Kathryn McDonnell, Tori Brunelli, Nina Prasad
Jenny McLiney, Alex Skartsiaris, Whitney Hollis, Taylor Teague, Kathryn McDonnell, Tori Brunelli, Nina Prasad Photo by Tim Heitman
Chad Frymire (in the middle) Katie Baker & Chris Lewis with Tupps Brewery
Chad Frymire, Katie Baker, Chris Lewis Photo by Tim Heitman
Morgan Spencer, Emily Vander Lans, Ali Achord and Sarah Hauke
Morgan Spencer, Emily Vander Lans, Ali Achord, Sarah Hauke Photo by Tim Heitman
Farid and Jennifer Dharamsi
Jennifer Dharamsi, Farid Dharamsi Photo by Tim Heitman
Amanda Gerards, Dana Swann, Ann Dexter, Kayli Ray, Catherine Roberts and Michelle Stephenson
Amanda Gerards, Dana Swann, Ann Dexter, Kayli Ray, Catherine Roberts, Michelle Stephenson Photo by Tim Heitman
CASAblanca, 2016
CASAblanca casino games. Photo by Tim Heitman
CASAblanca, 2016
CASAblanca casino games. Photo by Tim Heitman
Jelani Reynolds, Breanne Vincent, Marc McCain and Kayla McCain
Nida and Kevin Kia
Madeline Littrell, Nathan Venz
 Federico Valiente, Macarena Ivanissevich
Jenny McLiney, Alex Skartsiaris, Whitney Hollis, Taylor Teague, Kathryn McDonnell, Tori Brunelli, Nina Prasad
Chad Frymire (in the middle) Katie Baker & Chris Lewis with Tupps Brewery
Morgan Spencer, Emily Vander Lans, Ali Achord and Sarah Hauke
Farid and Jennifer Dharamsi
Amanda Gerards, Dana Swann, Ann Dexter, Kayli Ray, Catherine Roberts and Michelle Stephenson
CASAblanca, 2016
CASAblanca, 2016

What: CASAblanca 2016

Where: Dallas CASA

The 411: For their inaugural — and sold out — fundraiser, Dallas CASA young professionals transformed the nonprofit's headquarters into a decked-out casino, with lights, gaming tables, and a DJ. Attendees grabbed a signature cocktail before stopping in the photo booth, trying their luck at the tables, and entering the raffle drawing — all for a great cause. Funds raised benefit this essential organization that helps abused and neglected children. Judges appoint Dallas CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interests of these kids, and this in turn helps them gain safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Who: Madeline Littrell, Nathan Venz, Chad Frymire, Katie Baker, Chris Lewis, Federico Valiente, Macarena Ivanissevich, Jelani Reynolds, Breanne Vincent, Marc McCain, Kayla McCain, Jenny McLiney, Alex Skartsiaris, Whitney Hollis, Taylor Teague, Kathryn McDonnell, Tori Brunelli, Nina Prasad, Morgan Spencer, Emily Vander Lans, and Ali Achord​.