Phi Delta Theta to raise money for cancer with ‘Casino Night’

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The Phi Delta Theta fraternity will host its 38th Annual Casino Party benefiting the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Saturday.

The MD Anderson Cancer Center is located in Houston, Texas. The center works to create innovative patient care, cancer education programs and cancer prevention.

Casino Night is a black-tie event that will take place at Hotel Intercontinental.

The hotel is located at 1501 Dallas Parkway in Addison, Texas. The party begins at 9 p.m. and will feature a band and a mock casino.

Through this event, SMU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity has been able to donate over $1,000,000 to different charities. SMU sophomores Brett Hall and Travis Rachal, who are in charge of the event, hope to raise $25,000 this year.

“Casino provides a great way to meet and interact with Phi Delt alumni, the SMU student body and guests from all over the country,” Hall said.

Tickets can be purchased for a discounted price online until 4 p.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $100. Once a ticket is purchased, the buyer’s name will be added to the guest list.

The VIP package can also be purchased online. A VIP package includes 10 tickets and access to the VIP room.

“We are very excited for this year’s event,” Hall said, “and with the help of the SMU community it can be a great success for us, our guests and the many people who will benefit from the proceeds of the event.”

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