•  

  • 2018 Casino Night Recap

  • Header.png
  • On August 18, 2018 the Owasso Chamber held the 8th Annual Casino & Auction Night.  This year's theme was Toga Party!  This was the first year for the event to be moved from Bailey Education Foundation to Tulsa Tech's Owasso Conference Center.  Guests commented on how nice it was to have all of the evening's festivities in one open room. 

    Doors opened at 6 pm.  Upon arrival all guests checked in at the registration table located in the hallway.  Once checked in, they received their bidder # and event program.  They were then guided to a voting station to help choose the theme for next year's event.  The 3 choices were Treasure Island, Hollywood and Roaring 20's.  The new theme was to be announced at the end of the live auction, however, there was a tie!  Treasure Island received 34 votes, while Hollywood and Roaring 20's each received 46 votes.  The chamber announced they would create an online poll to find out which of the two themes was the favorite for 2019.  Everyone can vote by visiting the polling page.  Results will be announced on the Chamber's Facebook Page on Friday.  

    After voting, guests were then directed to the entrance of the ballroom.  Just inside the doors, they were given the option to purchase an Infinity Glass for $30.  This allowed them unlimited refills throughout the evening.  Then they were given the opportunity to make a purchase from the dining pull for $30 each.  There were 33 envelopes up for grabs this year and they sold out very fast!  The top prize for the dining pull was a $100 Gift Card to Ruth Chris Steakhouse.    The odds were definitely in the purchasers favor, with an 80% chance of increasing their investment.  In fact, 49% of the envelopes included $50 or more!  All purchases were charged to their bidder #, so that guests only had to pull out their wallet one time at the end of the night. 

    After visiting the dining pull, guests came upon the photo booth, complete with toga/greek-inspired props.  Each guest receives a complimentary photo which they pick up at check-out.  After their photo-op, most guests then descended upon the silent auction which included 40 great baskets and then over to the food area.  There was a wonderful dinner spread available, which is included in the ticket purchase.  Each year, the chamber tries to match the food to the theme.  This year was no exception.  Trails End BBQ provided smoked chicken legs to go with the greek theme, as well as brats and hotdogs.  Local Subway franchisee, Jarrin Jackson provided a few 6 foot subs along with all the fixings.  Just a Bite knocked it out of the park with everything your sweet tooth could imagine.  Colonial Title sponsored the chocolate fountain, so if you needed a little more in the sweets department, you were definitely covered!

    The north end of the ballroom contained a variety of gaming tables for guests to enjoy.  As part of the ticket purchase, each guest receives $1,000 in Casino Fun Money.  They are able to cash that in for chips at any gaming table.  East of the gaming area, was where the bar was located, along with a table to purchase additional casino fun money for anyone that chose to do so.  Our DJ, John Kidwell, was located in the NW corner of the ballroom.  He stayed busy through out the evening, playing great music and making various announcements. 

    At 8:15 pm gaming closed to prepare for the live auction.  Guests were invited to cash in their casino chips for raffle tickets.  There were 4 gaming prizes available.  Each player put their tickets in the box(es) of the prize(s) they wished to take home.  Winners were drawn at the end of the live auction.  Bidders then scurried to make their final bids before the silent auction closed at 8:30 pm.  The live auction began promptly at 8:30 with a total of 34 items to bid on. 

    We were honored to have a very special guest join us at the event!  Uwe vonSchamann who is known for "The Kick" that won the 1977 Championship between OU and Ohio State!  Uwe not only attended the event, but he was the highlight of  the live auction!  It has now been 41 years since that famous kick.  Uwe provided a limited edition 40th anniversary football commemorating "The Kick". (one of only 125 that were produced) The high bidder received the ball personally autographed by Uwe himself, plus they will get to have lunch at the Summit Club with Uwe and 3 guests!

    There was also a silent auction basket contest for any business or individual that wanted to submit their own basket.  The grand prize was a $1500 Marketing Package.  The rules are that the business must have the basket completed and wrapped and provided to the chamber with a full content list by August 1st.  The basket must also be at least a $100 value.  Baskets were posted on Facebook the week before the event, allowing the businesses to get votes from the community.  There was also an online poll so event attendees could scan a QR code and vote for their favorite.  There were 417 votes submitted.  John E Koller Jewelry and Design was the grand prize winner, taking home 189 of the votes!  Coming in 2nd place was Owasso Family YMCA.  Christian Brothers Automotive received 3rd place, although they received the most votes on Facebook! 

    Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2019 event.  You won't want to miss it!  Saturday, August 17th.  And remember to vote on the new theme.  The winner will be announced on Friday!

    Take a look at all of the sponsors that made this night possible.

  • Check out the below video that was filmed just minutes after the doors opened.

  • Check out the second video that was filmed after the event had been going for about an hour.

    • Casino-Night-2018-(1-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(10-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(100-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(101-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(102-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(105-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(107-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(108-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(109-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(110-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(112-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(113-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(114-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(115-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(116-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(117-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(119-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(12-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(120-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(122-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(123-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(124-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(125-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(126-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(129-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(13-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(131-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(133-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(134-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(135-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(137-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(139-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(14-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(140-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(141-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(147-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(148-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(15-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(150-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(151-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(152-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(153-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(155-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(156-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(157-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(158-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(16-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(160-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(161-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(162-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(163-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(164-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(165-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(17-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(18-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(19-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(2-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(20-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(21-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(22-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(24-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(25-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(26-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(27-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(3-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(30-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(31-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(32-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(33-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(35-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(36-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(37-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(39-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(4-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(40-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(41-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(43-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(45-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(46-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(47-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(48-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(49-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(5-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(50-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(51-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(52-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(53-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(54-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(56-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(57-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(58-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(59-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(6-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(60-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(61-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(62-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(63-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(64-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(65-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(66-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(67-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(68-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(69-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(7-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(70-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(71-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(72-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(73-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(75-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(76-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(78-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(79-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(8-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(80-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(82-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(83-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(84-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(85-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(87-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(88-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(89-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(9-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(90-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(91-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(92-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(93-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(94-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(95-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(96-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(97-of-165).JPG
    • Casino-Night-2018-(99-of-165).JPG
  • PRESENTING SPONSOR

  •  

  • Classic-Chevrolet-new-2016-logo.png

  •  

  • Black-Jack-Sponsors.png

  •  

  • High-Roller-Sponsors.jpg
  •  

     

  • Straight-Flush-Sponsors.png
  •  

     

  • Epicurean-Sponsors.png

  •  

  • Chocolate-Fountain-and-DJ-Sponsor.jpg
  • Printing-Sponsor.png