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Casino Royale/Ralph Doxey Fundraiser Q&A
Article Posted: 2/10/2014 12:03:13 AM



THE EVENT
How does a Casino Night work?
Phi Delta Thetaís Casino Royale will be a night of mock-gambling, in which each registrant will be given $1,000 worth of gaming chips upon entering. Professional dealers will staff blackjack tables and roulette tables available for play during the event. At the end of the night (around midnight), guests will exchange chips for tickets to enter a raffle for great prizes at the end of the night. Register now at msuphi.com/store.

Can I buy chips for more gaming?
Absolutely. Additional chips can be pre-purchased at msuphi.com/store prior to the event at a discounted price of $25 per $1,000 in chips or during the event for $35 per $1,000 in chips.

Will there be live music?
Yes, we will have great live music to complement the events of the evening.

What should I wear?
Business casual (khakiís, button down or polo shirt), sport coat if youíd like.

What about the Baseball game prior to the event?
MSU is playing Vanderbilt at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us at the chapterís Left Field Lounge setup at Dudy Noble Field prior to the casino event which begins at 9 p.m.

EVENT SPACE/HOTEL ROOMS
Which space belongs to Phi Delta Theta for the event?
The entire downstairs social spaces of the Hotel Chester will be closed to the public for this private party, including the large banquet room and Library bar.

Will hotel rooms be available for out-of-town guests?
Yes, Hotel Chester is offering our guests discounted nightly rates of $107 (Queen), $113 (King), and $121 (Deluxe King). Bookings can be made at this special rate by calling 1-866-325-5005. More information on the property is available at historichotelchester.com.


ONLINE/SILENT AUCTION
Will the online and silent auction work?
Items donated for the auction will be listed on msuphi.com/auction and available for online bidding when the auction opens. You will receive an email when the auction opens. Items will continue to be made available online as they come in, so check back often. Items will also be available for bidding during the casino night event.

How can I donate items for the online silent auction or raffle?
We ask that all active and alumni members, parents, and friends please consider donating items for the raffle and online/silent auction. Camden Baker is handling item donations. Please contact him by email at casino@msuphi.com to make a donation or for more information.

What kind of items can I donate?
Anything that you think will raise money. Examples include gift cards to restaurants/retail establishments, vacation real estate rentals, professional services (tax preparation, legal, etc.), sports memorabilia, event tickets, artwork, etc. If you have an idea for a donation, please let us know about it. Contact Camden Baker at casino@msuphi.com.

SPONSORSHIPS
What is included with a business or individual sponsorship?
Businesses or individuals can sponsor a table at the event for a reasonable price at msuphi.com/store.

Ace Sponsor: For just $350, your name or business name in extra large print or company logo will be included on signage at a gaming table, alumni/active golf tournament signage, as well as premium placement on the event shirt and promotional banners and signage. Also includes two tickets to the casino event, two t-shirts, and an extra $1,000 in play money during the event.
King Sponsor: For just $250, your name or business name in large print will be included on signage at a gaming table, alumni/active golf tournament signage, as well as on the event shirt and promotional banners and signage. Also includes two tickets to the casino event and two t-shirts.
Jack Sponsor: For just $150, your name or business name in standard print will be included on signage at a gaming table, alumni/active golf tournament signage, as well as on the event shirt and promotional banners and signage. Also includes one ticket to the casino event and one t-shirt.

MONETARY DONATIONS
What if I want to donate money?
We are making it easy to donate securely through our online system by credit/debit card via the chapterís website at msuphi.com/gift. While online donations are preferred, we are certainly glad to accept checks. Please make checks payable to Phi Delta Theta Philanthropy. In the "for" line, please write "Ralph Doxey." Checks can be mailed to Camden Baker, Phi Delta Theta, P.O. Box 5382, Mississippi State, MS 39762. All monetary donations are given directly to Ralph and his family.


For more information, please contact John Genin.

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