I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to be less selfish. Most people would agree that I think more about myself than anyone else. There are always a lot of Denver charity events in my area, but I tend to ignore them because I ha no interest in going to them. I changed this when I went to a recent even to raise money for one of the local schools. Even though I don’t have children of my own, I still think the children of our community should be given every opportunity to learn and have the best tools available to do that.
The charity event raised money by running a casino. I helped the event get everything set up and made arrangements for a local restaurant to cater. Everyone dressed up in tuxedos and gowns and came ready to gamble. I consider myself to be a good blackjack player, even without doing things like counting cards. I sat down at the blackjack table and didn’t leave for an hour. I won most of the games I played with the dealer, with the exception of a couple. The dealer thought I was cheating somehow, but I was playing fair and square.
At the end of the event, there was a raffle for a trip. To enter the raffle, the attendants had to pay for a ticket, and they could buy as many tickets as they wanted since it would increase their chances of winning. The trip went to one of the parents in the community. The event raised over $1,000,000, which was well over the their goal. The school now has enough money to buy new books for the kids, along with computers, tablets, more educational programs and extracurricular actives. The kids will be excited to see all of the new stuff.