What a wonderful night!
Our TigerFight event was a huge success. This year marked the 5th year Chris Wilson and his TigerFight Foundation team put on their event at Luigi’s on Saturday night. The TigerFight foundation’s mission is to promote and fund-raise for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their focus to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma and improve the quality life of patients and their families.
Luigi’s was packed with 200 attendees who participated in games such as craps, holdem, blackjack and roulette. Along with the casino games, attendees could relax and unwind with a complimentary wine hour hosted by Drake Winery. We also featured a silent auction with items varying from a Best of Bakersfield basket to a signed Pete Rose jersey. A live auction featured an autographed Ted Nugent whitetail buck skull and an autographed Merle Haggard guitar, which combined raised $2,300 for the Foundation alone. Luigi’s served excellent hor d’oeuvres including a mouth-watering Portobello mushroom dish with blue cheese and a sage butter sauce that had guests speechless. The heat made no difference for the attendees outside who were dancing, eating and drinking alongside the band The Fruit Tramps who played original songs all night.
What great night and excellent cause supporting the cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma in Bakersfield.
Mark your calendars for next year’s TigerFight June 7th 2014!