On November 11th the Ritz Charles just north of Indianapolis, played host for Raising the Stakes for Noble an event presented by the United Hope Foundation. Noble of Indiana is a local non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
This was more than just dinner and a show. Noble of Indiana program participants and families shared their stories of encouragement, support and love. The message was clear -- this organization is making great strides to provide families with a strong foundation of strength and hope.
Nearly 500 guests enjoyed an evening of food and fun. The Ritz Charles was transformed into a fabulous casino. Inspired by the dazzling energy of Las Vegas, the event featured live entertainment and a plethora of gaming tables from blackjack to roulette. Game tables and dealers were hosted by the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple, an organization which is a long-time supporter of Noble of Indiana.
One of the highlights of the evening was the champagne Diamond Drop hosted by Distinctive Diamonds. Distinctive Diamonds is the elite jewelry retailer of Indianapolis and offers the highest standards in quality and service to their clients and customers.
During the event, guests were invited to try their luck to win a beautiful, round, brilliant diamond (appraised value of $2,500). One hundred glasses of champagne presented the possibility for one lucky person to win the sparkling gem. After the glasses of champagne were gone, the guests were invited back at 10 o'clock to have their diamond tested to see if they held the real stone in their possession.
"This event for Noble of Indiana is a wonderful way for Distinctive Diamonds to be involved with the community and have some fun!" said Andrea Hornor, Reception and Hospitality specialist for the jeweler. "Giving back and supporting a great cause is one of the many elements that attributes to our brands standard of value and service."
The lucky winner was Libby Ball, who shouted, "I can't believe I won! I'm so excited!"
The night ended with tons of smiles and patrons dancing across the ballroom floor to the exits.
The Raising the Stakes event generously raised $57,000 for the Indianapolis-based organization. Proving that 11-11-11 was a truly winning night for all involved.
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
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