The EDGE Foundation to host its First Annual Casino Night

The EDGE Foundation to host its First Annual Casino Night

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The EDGE Charitable Foundation will host its first annual “Casino Night” to benefit children who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in South Florida.

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, the organizers currently are seeking sponsors for the event and also are recommending that those interested in attending buy their tickets early as space is limited.

The Early Development of Global Education (EDGE) Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been called one of the premiere environmental organizations in the country and is working to make its First Annual Casino Night the philanthropic event of the year. It boasts a colorful group of local business people, community leaders, and local celebrities on its guest list. The emcee will be Natalia Zea of CBS4.

The EDGE Charitable Foundation serves more than 12,000 children today in the Continental U.S., Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. Last year’s event raised money to fund various projects locally and globally.

“The EDGE set a goal during last year’s Masquerade Ball to double the number of children to be impacted by the 2012 Masquerade event, and they not only achieved their aggressive goal, they surpassed it,” said Mercy Hernandez, founder and president of the EDGE Charitable Foundation.

Attire for the event will be semi-formal. Tickets start at $50 per person if bought in advance and include an open bar, food, cocktails and $50 in chips. Price at the door will be $60 per person. Tickets are limited to the first 500 players, who must be at least 21 years of age. Event organizers are promising a night filled with music, cigars and entertainment in a lounge-style setting. Winnings, they advise, have no cash value, but there will be raffles, prizes and more. Online registration can be done on the organization’s website at <> or visit there for additional information.

Established in 2007 as Educators, Environmentalists and Humanitarians, the EDGE’s mission is to “provide leadership, education, services and advocacy that will assist in revolutionizing a global humanitarian movement of environmental education and awareness through partnerships with families, teachers, schools and our global communities.”

The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel is located at 3900 NW 21 St.

For information on sponsorship and/or advertising, contact EDGE by email at or by calling Mercy Hernandez at 305-298-1763.

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