Hope you're feeling lucky, because it's time for the Junior League of Dallas' auction party. The annual bash is one of the year's biggest fundraisers for the philanthropic group, which addresses critical needs of the community through over 130,000 hours of volunteer service and $1 million in funding to area nonprofits each year.
Here are four important things to know before you take flight at this year's event, which is set for March 23 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
1. Roll the dice
Brush up on your blackjack, because you'll get to throw down at the tables all night long (don't worry, the money is fake but the competitive spirit is real). Settle in for some Texas Hold 'Em or finally learn how to play craps — playing for free is the best time to perfect your technique, after all.
2. Boogie all night
Manhattan of the Jordan Kahn Music Company will keep the live tunes coming so you can burn up the dance floor. Of course you'll want to look stylish, but be sure to wear comfy(ish) shoes so you can show off your moves.
3. In it to win it
Up for grabs in the silent auction are some seriously cool items, such as an annual membership to Network Bar, a basketball signed by Dirk Nowitzki, sparkly jewels from Cook Diamonds, a get-fit package from Barry's Boot Camp, a VIP trip to the Kentucky Derby, and more from Dallas favorites like DryBar, Tootsie's, and Peticolas Brewing.
4. Know you're helping others
Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas is one of the largest Junior Leagues in the world, as well as the largest and oldest training organization for women in Dallas. You name it, and chances are that in some way, at some time, the Junior League of Dallas has fielded volunteers and/or dispatched funds to help most of Dallas' welfare, civic, educational, and cultural organizations. The JLD provides leadership opportunities to over 5,000 women each year through more than 26,000 cumulative hours of experiential and formal training.
Purchase your $125 tickets to the JLD auction party here, and get ready for a night of high-rolling adventure— no passport required.