Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff (center) plays Texas Hold ‘Em poker
More than 700 fans turned out for the recent Dallas Stars Casino Night at Park Place Lexus Plano. The event raised more than $300,000 for the the Dallas Stars Foundation, making it one of the most successful Casino Nights in its 17 year history. The Star-studded event featured the entire Stars hockey team serving as casino dealers, including players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and front office staff.
“Our 17th annual Casino Night was one of our most successful events to date,” said Dallas Stars Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Dallas Stars Foundation President, Jason Farris. “Casino Night is the largest annual fundraiser for the Dallas Stars Foundation. It will allow us to put over $300,000 back into the community through our programs, grants for area non-profits and scholarships. We thank our Foundation supporters, our Foundation Stars volunteers, our Stars fans, the amazing corporate sponsors and Park Place Lexus for helping make this event such a success.”
DJ S.O.U.L Jah entertained the crowd as fans bid on a selection of autographed memorabilia, including jerseys from current and former Dallas Stars players, as well as unique experience packages such as the opportunity to travel with the Stars team to an away game. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet from III Forks, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Tastings and a diamond bar provided by J. Patrick Diamonds, Inc.
“Park Place Dealerships supports many charitable organizations throughout the year,” said Jordan Case, President of Park Place Lexus. “but this is definitely one of our favorite events. Our clients enjoyed the party and the exclusive access to the Stars players and coaches. The players seemed to be having as much fun as the fans. And we helped raise a lot of money for the Dallas Stars Foundation, which in turn helps area kids. It’s a win for everyone.”
The Dallas Stars Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children in the community through youth hockey programs, youth engagement, and health and education.
“I’ve been to every Stars Casino Night since the first one at Neiman-Marcus downtown in 1999,” said Stars fan Doris Seabolt of Mesquite. “The guys make it a lot of fun. They’re always kidding around with each other and the fans. I wouldn’t miss it!”
The Dallas Stars Foundation was established to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth community. The Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together members of the community and build a bright future for our youth.
Park Place Lexus Plano is located at 6785 Dallas Parkway, on the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Spring Creek.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,000 people and operates 18 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Infiniti, Volvo, smart, Jaguar, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more information about Park Place Dealerships, visit parkplace.com.