Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
"Casino for a Cause" is the inaugural event to benefits the Bogo Bunch, a charity that Bogosian and his wife, Bianca, formed in 2015 to raise funds for the Buffalo Wellness Centers Juicer Fund and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
"The Bogo Bunch is a way for me to personally give back to the community, because cancer has affected people whom I hold dear - including my late grandmother," Bogosian said. "Because of the advances in treatments and research, I was able to spend many enjoyable years with her even though she was battling lymphoma."
Sponsorships and individual tickets for "Casino for a Cause" can be purchased on the Town Ballroom website beginning Nov. 21.
Town Ballroom will be transformed back to the bygone era when the Queen City's finest club was filled with showgirls and tough guys like Al Capone. "Casino for a Cause" will include live music, an auction, open bar and appetizers provided by local restaurants. Bogosian and his Buffalo Sabres teammates will deal the cards and work the gaming tables at Buffalo's ultimate nightclub party with a purpose.
Other event highlights include silent and live auctions, and music provided by Bob Greco and the Rat Pack Band along with guest DJ at 10 p.m.
This is a 21-and-over event, a rule that will be strictly enforced at the door
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Items will not be allowed in to be autographed, as this is a fundraiser for charity with plenty of autographed items to be auctioned off.
The Bogo Bunch is a 100 nonprofit charity that creates a family atmosphere for those directly and indirectly affected by cancer.