Casino Games and Live and Silent Auctions on Tap for CAS' Rhinelander Children's Center Benefit

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Contacts:
Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742
Evening-of-event contact: Laura Colin Klein (c) 917-992-0767

When:
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Remarks – 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Bridgewaters
11 Fulton Street at the South Street Seaport
New York, NY

What:
An evening of food, drinks, casino games and live and silent auctions to benefit The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Rhinelander Children’s Center. Bridgewaters will be transformed into a casino with Texas Hold-Em Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and a Money Wheel.

The auctions will offer such unique prizes as a 30-minute backstage tour of the NYC Ballet; a backstage tour of the New Amsterdam Theater, home of Disney’s The Lion King; and tickets to a Yankee game, along with a true collector’s item – a black leather coat worn by team star Mariano Rivera.

Who:
The speaking portion of the evening will feature:
-Jessica Lappin, New York City Council Member
-C. Warren Moses, CEO of The Children’s Aid Society
-Participants from CAS’ Rhinelander Children’s Center’s Saturday Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Teens

Rhinelander Children’s Center, located at 350 East 88th Street in Manhattan, serves over 600 New York City children in programs as varied as early childhood classes, nursery school, after-school, the Saturday Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Teens and the Stern National Training Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving more than 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.