SOMC’s Tropical Casino Night brings in $28,000Posted on August 14, 2014

With approximately 200 guests in attendance, it was a full house at the Tropical Casino Night, held July 26 at the SOMC Friends Center.

Hosted by the Southern Ohio Medical Center Development Foundation, guests at Tropical Casino Night put on their poker faces to help raise a total of over $28,000 to benefit the SOMC Development Foundation and the SOMC Nursery Project.

The night was filled with delicious food, fun games and great entertainment that were provided to allow guests to kick back and enjoy an evening dedicated to a good cause. Upon arrival, they received $25,000 in funny money to play games on authentic casino tables hosted by professional dealers. When they weren’t winning big at the tables, people were on their feet and dancing throughout the night.

“Tropical Casino Night offered a chance for guests to relax and have a wonderful time while also supporting the SOMC Nursery Project,” Kara Redoutey, Director of Development, said.

The Newborn Nursery is equipped to care for healthy newborns and also newborns with complications. It offers a variety of services including infection control, prematurity, growth needs, resuscitation, stabilization and preparation for transfer to a Children’s Hospital.

“SOMC strives to provide the latest technology and equipment to ensure the health and safety of patients,” Redoutey said. “Proceeds from Tropical Casino Night will help make a difference within our community and the Newborn Nursery at SOMC.”

For pictures from Tropical Casino Night, like SOMC on Facebook. To learn more about the SOMC Development Foundation and how to make a difference, visit


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