Casino Night

June 16, 2011

Sunday night I took photos at Justin Morneau’s Casino Night which has become an annual fundraising event put on by the Arthritis Foundation’s North Central chapter. Justin Morneau is the first baseman for the Minnesota Twins baseball team and started the event in 2009 to raise funds and create awareness about arthritis. He became involved with the Arthritis Foundation after his niece was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age two. This was the second year I took photographs at the event as a volunteer, and I think I managed to get some good shots (I hope).

Casino Night sold out this year with over 400 people attending the event. The guests were excited to have the chance to socialize and “gamble” with Twins players while raising money to go toward funding research and services for people suffering from arthritis. Taking photos at Casino Night was a lot of fun, but it was also an added bonus to be able to talk with friends I’ve made through volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation for the last 11 years. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I’ve been lucky to meet some very kind, supportive, inspiring and fantastic people while doing volunteer work. I can’t recommend it enough.

If you would like to see some of the photos from Casino Night, check out the Arthritis Foundation’s Shutterfly site:  http://arthritisfoundation.shutterfly.com

3 Responses to “Casino Night”


  1. Great pictures. It looks like everyone had alot of fun and I for one appreciate every single dollar going towards ra research! Thank you!

  2. Angela Says:

    Thanks for the comment! It was a fun event. I also appreciate funds going toward research. Hopefully one day soon a cure will be found.

  3. Liz P Says:

    Great pics! You did a great job! Looks like a fun night!

    I need to look for some events here. I haven’t seen anything, but I don’t really know where to look!

    I’m still waiting to see some of those wedding pics, and hear all about it too!


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