(Fort Myers, Fla. – February 10, 2021) — The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center will host Luck of The Irish Casino Night on Saturday, March 13, from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Guests will enjoy blackjack, craps, roulette and poker, music by DJ Michael B., a silent and live auction, and prize drawings.
Tickets are $100 per person and include Irish-style food catered by Clancey’s restaurant and $1,000 in funny money. A cash bar is available with specialty drinks. Masks are encouraged, and the event will be outdoors with limited tickets sold to provide social distancing.
“The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average,” said Kathryn Kelly, president, and CEO of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. “This event will support programs at The Heights Center, including School Success and our enriching summer camp.”
The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts.
For more information, visit www.heightsfoundation.org/casino or contact Brenda at (239) 482-7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center
The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. Heights Early Learning serves more than 80 babies through age 4. The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 120 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families cannot easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.