3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser for the Antonio
Diabetes Research Fund set for November 3, 2012
The Rugiero family (L to R): Patrick, Antonio Jr., Enrica,
Antonio Sr., Mark, and Robert.
Blackjack players at the 2011 Rugiero Casino Royale
This event is generously sponsored by the
Rugiero Promise Foundation for the Antonio Rugiero
Diabetes Research Fund at the University of Michigan
On Saturday, November 3, 2012, a very special event will take place in memory of Antonio Rugiero, Sr. — a cherished husband, father and grandfather who lived with type 2 diabetes for nearly 40 years.
3rd Annual Rugiero Casino Royale Fundraiser for the U-M Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Italian American Club
39200 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Cost: Tickets are $75.00 and includes gaming, strolling supper, bar, entertainment, silent auction, prizes, and $100 in gaming chips.
Dress in business or evening attire, please!
The Rugiero Casino Royale fundraiser will feature all types of Las Vegas fun:
- Strolling supper with full bar begins at 6:30
- Gaming on authentic gaming tables with professional dealers
- Silent auction
- Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament begins at 8:00 pm (limited seating; separate fee):
Purchase Texas Hold'Em Tourney Tickets
for $100 (must also purchase an event ticket for admittance into the event)
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes awarded
- Entertainment and dancing
PLUS ~ A LIVE AUCTION:
Exclusive Vacation Package
A one-week stay in a three-bedroom villa in Tuscany, Italy, at the beautiful
Villa Calcinaia Vineyard, compliments of
Conte Sebastiano Capponi
Proceeds from the Rugiero Casino Royale night will benefit diabetes research through the U-M Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund. When Antonio Sr. was 32 years old, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He passed away in 2008 from complications associated with diabetes.
Along with purchasing tickets to attend the event, supporters of diabetes research can also take advantage of sponsorship and advertising opportunities. The family’s hope is “to donate maximum funds to the University of Michigan and do all we can to find a cure for this disease.”
"We wanted to keep our father's memory alive, and one way to do that is to support causes that our father believed in. We have a lot of respect for the University of Michgian and so did my father. He received wonderful care there late in his life and now we are giving back. The new University of Michigan diabetes research facility and what they are doing there is amazing. We are glad we can help, and I know my father would be, too." —Anthony Rugiero
To Purchase Tickets
PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS via PayPal - $75 per person
Purchase Texas Hold'Em Tourney Tickets - $100
(Must also purchase an event ticket for admittance into the event itself)