Charity Casino Night Raises $30,000

Photo caption: Pictured above, Gulfside President & CEO Linda Ward presented longtime supporter and volunteer Lorraine Hadley with a rendering of the building’s planned signage.


More than 150 people attended the first Charity Casino Night benefiting Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care. Pictured above is one of the Blackjack gaming tables at the event.

The dice were rolling and the cards flying at Charity Casino Night on July 14th that raised nearly $30,000 for Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.

The Charity Casino Night, held at Gulfside’s clinical office in New Port Richey, kicked off with the announcement that the organization will be naming that location “The Hadley Center” to honor long-time volunteer and supporter Lorraine Hadley and her late husband Larry.

More than 150 people attended the fundraiser and enjoyed playing casino-style gaming, including Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold ‘em, Craps, and Roulette. There were also tournaments, prizes, mystery wine pull and restaurant roulette, auction items, a photo booth, and live entertainment by Peter Diamond and Blaise Ryndes, who recently appeared on America’s Got Talent.

Local magician Peter Diamond (pictured) strolled through the crowd at Charity Casino Night performing magic tricks and entertaining the crowd.

All proceeds from the event help provide funding for hospice care to Pasco County residents, as well as bereavement programs for the community. For more information about other upcoming events, contact Leesa Fryer, Fundraising Events Coordinator, at 727-845-5707 or

Event sponsors include King Sponsors Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, O2 Solutions and Rite Technology; Queen Sponsor Trinity Spine Center; Jack Sponsors Cornerstone Wealth Management, Jan-Pro, MedFleet and Family First Homecare; Wildcard Sponsors Elder Assistance, ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry Specialist and Madison Pointe Care Center.


Guests were also able to win mystery prizes through the Wine Pull and Restaurant Roulette, thanks to generous in-kind donations from several local businesses.



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