The Channels

SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

Gio+DiPoalo+throws+the+dice+on+the+craps+table+on+Sunday%2C+May+6%2C+at+the+Carriage+Museum+near+Pershing+Park.+The+craps+table+was+crowded+most+of+the+evening.
Gio DiPoalo throws the dice on the craps table on Sunday, May 6, at the Carriage Museum near Pershing Park. The craps table was crowded most of the evening.

Gio DiPoalo throws the dice on the craps table on Sunday, May 6, at the Carriage Museum near Pershing Park. The craps table was crowded most of the evening.

James Von Essen

James Von Essen

Gio DiPoalo throws the dice on the craps table on Sunday, May 6, at the Carriage Museum near Pershing Park. The craps table was crowded most of the evening.

Jerard O’Byrne, Channels Staff

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






City College’s Casino Night fundraiser, put on last Sunday by the athletics department, gave sports teams the opportunity to raise money so that they don’t have to pay for uniforms or equipment.

Everyone who attended the event received a food ticket, a drink ticket, a raffle ticket for prizes, and $500 worth of “funny money,” which they could exchange for chips to play a variety of casino games like poker and blackjack.

“I thought it was an engaging way to raise funds,” said Associate Athletic Director Ellen O’Connor.  “People enjoyed themselves in an historic venue that most had never visited before.”

Athletic Director Rocco Constantino greets guests at the athletic department’s Casino Night.

James Von Essen
Athletic Director Rocco Constantino greets guests at the athletic department’s Casino Night.

The four-hour event took place at the Carriage Museum next to Pershing Park and included casino games, a silent auction, and an ultimate raffle for 23 prizes. Prizes included autographed sports memorabilia, Dodger tickets, movie tickets, and nine day stays in hotels in the Caribbean.

This was the first time City College teams were able to put on such an event, which was attended by multiple coaches from the College’s sports teams. Athletic Director Rocco Constantino, who set up the whole event, was also there.

“I thought Casino Night was a great success,” Constantino said.  “From what I heard, everyone there had a great time. The band was great, the company that ran the event did a fantastic job and a lot of people left with great prizes.”

The evening also featured a band that provided entertainment for the guests, who included current City College employers and alumni.

“The fundraiser was awesome,” said Sandrine Krul, women’s head basketball coach. “It’s nice to be involved in an event like Casino Night because we get off campus and support each other. Rocco worked so hard to get this event off the ground and I can say without a doubt that I hope Casino night is every year.”

The event’s four main sponsors were Plan Member Services, MarBorg Industries, Pegasus, and Tremblay Financial Services. The sponsors donated $8000 to the cause before the event even started.

There has yet to be an announcement regarding how much total money the event raised.

“I thank the coaches and staff members who helped with the event and came out to support it,” Constantino said. “The money we raise goes right back into the athletic programs and to our student athletes so it goes to a great cause. We hope to build on this year’s event and have an even better one next year.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

According to the Student Press Law center, several professional news outlets have recently revamped or removed their online comment sections in an attempt to create more civilized discourse. The Channels encourages readers to use our comment section. We view it as a forum for our students and local community to discuss the news that we publish. In an open forum like this, readers are free to express themselves with certain guidelines. The Channels will refrain from approving the publication of comments that are: promoting private materials, containing personal contact information, personal attacks towards our staff, threatening or disparaging, libelous, an invasion of privacy towards the writer or source, obscene or hateful, or content that does not adhere to The Channels or community standards.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    Language awards go to trilingual student, Arabic studies student

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    One of last living professors from original SBCC honored at age 95

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    Student Tiffany Love to represent SBCC in prestigious program

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    SBCC Spanish students to study and live with families in Bolivia

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    Life Fitness Center class inspires a transformation in SBCC student

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    SBCC speaker explores the effects of birth control on brain

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    SBCC ahead of state legislation on college lactation rooms

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    SBCC’s physical education department creates a fitness app with many helpful features

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    Santa Barbara teens organize living sculpture for disaster relief

  • SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams

    Features

    SBCC hosts first ‘Trashion Show’ in celebration of Earth Day

The news site of Santa Barbara City College.
SBCC athletics hosts casino night to raise money for sports teams