Casino Night Raises $20,000

(L-r): Memorial Early College High School Principal Nick Smith, Canyon High Principal Amber Kim, and Alison Smith and Kandise Thomas of Black Tie Casino roll the dice to raise $20,000 for classroom grants.

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The First Comal Education Foundation Casino Night raised nearly $20K on Oct. 15.

“Viva Las Vegas” at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels exceeded expectations for the fundraiser, whose profits go directly into Comal ISD schools in the form of classroom grants.

There was also a live auction that included items like a stay at a beach house on Mustang Island, a deer hunt at the 7,000-acre Phillip’s Ranch,VIP varsity football game packages for the winning bidders and up to six of their guests at Canyon, Smithson Valley and Canyon Lake High schools were featured.

“We exceeded all of our expectations for a first-time event,” said Margaret Tenorio, Foundation Executive Director. “We were hoping to maybe make a few thousand dollars and then build from there for the future, but our sponsors and the community really came together. We couldn’t have done it without them and we hope this event will only get bigger and better in the years to come.”

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