A night of simulated casino gaming action, food and drink is set for Saturday, Apr. 18, to raise money for the Howard Palmetto 12U Aces baseball team. Funds raised that evening at the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will enable the Aces to compete in a national tournament during June in Cooperstown, NY.
Hosted by K.C. Jones, president of the UM Sports Hall of Fame and a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Denver Broncos, the event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. at the hall, located at 5821 San Amaro Dr. in Coral Gables (next to the Hecht Athletic Center).
Tickets are available in advance and at the door for $100 per player, which covers all food and drink, too. Social tickets for non-players are available for $50. Several prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Howard Palmetto Aces 12U Team, which is a non-profit organization.
“This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of young Miami athletes and their families,” Jones said. “We welcome Howard Palmetto Aces supporters to the Hall of Fame for what will be a fun evening.”
Richard King, manager of the Howard Palmetto 12U Aces, said, “Our team is honored to represent the Howard Palmetto league at this prestigious tournament. On behalf of league officials, our team parents and the players, I would like to thank K.C. and the UM Sports Hall of Fame for providing a one-of-a-kind venue for our fundraiser. From this hall we shall help our kids to compete in the shadows of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.”