Peninsula College's signature athletic fund raising event | Peninsula College Athletics

Peninsula College's signature athletic fund raising event

Pirate Casino Night is the Peninsula College Athletic Department's signature fund raising event. It is held every year, typically in February. The event has sold out the last two years where generous Peninsula College supporters have come together to celebrate Pirate athletics and raise funds for athletic scholarships. The 2017 event, which featured a live auction, a silent auction, a comedy show, casino games, dinner and dessert, and brief speeches from Peninsula College President Dr. Luke Robins, Associate Dean for Athletics Rick Ross, and former student Danika Johnson, broke records, topping the $30,000 mark, according to Athletic Development Coordinator Mitch Freeman, who organizes the Pirate Casino Night event with the help of Athletic Development Specialist Tim Tucker and the Pirate Athletic Association Advisory Board.

"Congratulations to Mitch and Tim and our Advisory Board for a wonderful night," said Ross. "We had a world class auctioneer in Tom Pasma, who raised a lot of money for us at the live auction and fund the need events. Student athletes Kelly Kevershan and Alex Losee did a great job filling in for master of ceremonies Scooter Chapman, who was called in for broadcasting duties that night, and Danika's talk about her life-changing experience as a benefactor of athletic scholarships was also outstanding. Special thanks to Jerry Allen and his team at 7 Cedars Casino for hosting the event, to event sponsors 7 Cedars, First Federal, Wilder Auto and State Farm for their support, and to all of the boosters who came out and contributed enormous amounts of money for athletic scholarships."