Casino Night pays off big for athletic scholarships

PORT ANGELES - Peninsula College supporters came out in force to support Pirate Casino Night, one of Peninsula College's signature athletic fund raising events, Feb. 21 at Seven Cedars Casino.

Headlining the evening was a comedy show featuring national touring comedian Sammy Obeid. The evening also featured a presentation by former Pirate soccer standout Miguel Gonzalez, who is completing his senior year at Seattle University and looking ahead to a professional soccer career, as well as an introduction to Pirate coaches, a very successful silent auction, and some friendly gaming.

"Mitch Freeman and his staff, in conjunction with the Peninsula College Foundation, did an outstanding job with this event," Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. "It all started with a very generous offer from Jerry Allen and Seven Cedars Casino to host the event - and they really rolled out the red carpet. It was first class. We were able to double or triple the revenue from the first Pirate Casino Night. This event can only grow and help us raise even more scholarship money in the future."