Pirate Casino Night a huge success

PORT ANGELES – Pirate Casino Night, the Peninsula College athletic department’s signature fund raising event, broke new records this year!

The sold-out 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, smashed last year's record. The 2016 event raised more than $20,000 for athletic scholarships and this year’s Casino Night topped 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."