UWUOV Hopes To Hit the Jackpot with “Night At The Casino”

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is excited to announce their upcoming fundraiser, Night at the Casino. This fun event will take place in the showroom at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack on Friday, Feb. 24. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the gourmet buffet and food stations will be available at 6 p.m. Following dinner, you will be able to participate in three exciting casino games of Blackjack, Roulette, and War! Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Your ticket will include dinner, five no value chips, two drink tickets, and a night of fun and music. Additional chips will be available for purchase (10/$5) and there will be a prize table where participants can cash in their chips for a chance to win gift cards at the end of the night. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Arno Entertainment along with a photo booth sponsored by State Farm Insurance-Jessica Hoskinson. The event will have a fun Speakeasy theme and there will be a prize for best costume (male and female). CEO of WVU Medicine Wheeling and Reynolds Memorial Hospitals Doug Harrison said, “We are thrilled to support the United Way and their Night at the Casino fundraiser. We at WVU Medicine take great pride in supporting our local community partners.”
Each attendee will receive five no-value chips and will be invited to the gaming tables with fun local celebrity dealers: Executive Director of the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce Wendy Anderson, Retired Professional fighter and head coach/owner of Ohio Valley MMA Johnny Haught, Marketing Director for Belmont Savings Bank Alicia Jordan, WTRF anchor Steve Moore, President and Owner of Ruiz Insurance Anthony “Rico” Ruiz, and Sam from “The BS Hour with Bloomdaddy and Sam”.
Sponsors include Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, WTRF, Lamar Advertising, Wheeling Newspapers, Cornerstone Group, Costanzo & Associates, Main Street Bank, HE Neumann, State Farm Insurance- Jessica Hoskinson, Cardinal Operating Company, Altmeyer Funeral Home, and WesBanco Bank.
Special thank you to our Annual Sponsors that support the UW all year long:  WVU Medicine, Bordas and Bordas, MPLX, Belmont Savings Bank, The Health Plan, Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Ziegenfelder, Williams, and Leveltek.
There will also be amazing raffle prizes such as four tickets to the WVU basketball game vs. Kansas State on March 4th donated by Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, an ice-skating birthday party at the Wesbanco Arena, an overnight stay at Oglebay, and more. Tickets are $3 a piece or 2 for $5.
All proceeds will go directly to the 2022-23 United Way Campaign- Raised here, Stays here. All donations and money raised will stay local and will support community members of the Upper Ohio Valley.