Cumberland University


Lady Bulldogs to Host 'Casino Night'

On Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Cumberland University women's basketball team will transform Phillips Dining Hall into a Vegas-style casino -- complete with food, games and an auction -- for a unique and fun fundraising event.

'Casino Night' will help raise funds for the team's December trip to the Las Vegas Shoot-Out, an eight-team tournament to be held at Las Vegas' Desert Oasis High School, Dec. 28-30. In addition to the Lady Bulldogs, teams participating in the tournament include 2008 National Champions Vanguard University, California Baptist, Madonna University, Cal-Maritime Academy, University of Great Falls, Mount Marty College and Bethany College, according to CU Head Coach Clint Mason.

"It's going to be a really fun event," Mason said. "We hope to see everyone come out, have a good time and support the Lady Bulldogs in the process. The Las Vegas Shoot-Out represents a great opportunity for these young women to go out west and represent Cumberland University and to compete against some high-caliber opponents."

At the end of the 'Casino Night' event, guests will turn in any raffle tickets won via the casino-style games for prize drawings. The grand prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas with the Lady Bulldogs and includes airline tickets and six nights' lodging at The Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa!

Tickets for 'Casino Night' are $100 per couple. Guests may park on the CU campus via the Spring Street entrance, between the Heydel Fine Arts Center and Phillips Dining Hall.

To purchase tickets or to contribute auction items, please contact Coach Mason at 615.547.1319 or 615.389.1397.