Playing for a Cause

The Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) supports adults with developmental disabilities through residential housing and day programming services

Please join us for a Las Vegas style evening of fun and casino play! Event proceeds will benefit CDD’s current capital campaign, Nurture, Enrich, Thrive – A Campaign for Inclusive Housing

The evening will feature heavy hors d’oevres, an open bar and chips to play with. 

In addition to casino games there will also be a Wine Pull and Liquor Draw!  A wine pull/liquor draw is an opportunity to add to the excitement of the evening!  Attendee’s will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to “pull” or “draw” a wrapped bottle of wine or liquor.  While tickets are of uniform cost, bottles will be of varying values and will include wines and liquors from local, national, and international vineyards and distilleries.

Casual casino attire.
Individual tickets and sponsorships are available.

Vox Theatre
1405 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66103

Friday, November 4, 2022
5:00pm – 9:30pm

$150.00 per ticket

Special Guests

CDD is honored to have the following individuals attend Charity Casino Night! 

Cody Holyoke, KMBC Kansas City

Cody Holyoke is an award-winning anchor and storyteller, with you bright and early weekday mornings for First News on KMBC 9. Cody is also moderator of KMBC 9’s Heart of the Matter, bringing important issues to light from across the viewing area every Sunday.

Steven Devero and Shawnacee Barber

Steven and Shawnacee are our 2022 Charity Casino Night Guests of Honor!  Steven enjoys a good party and is very excited to meet everyone attending the event!  Shawnacee is one of Steven’s best friends, and one of CDD’s amazing staff. 

Sponsorships are an important component of our event!  CDD is proud of our community partners and would like to encourage you to show your support for the individuals supported by CDD services by sponsoring charity casino night!
High Roller: $7,500.00
  • Name and logo on event site, social media and table signage
  • DJ recognition
  • Name and logo in rolling slideshow during event
  • 20 entry tickets and 20 raffle tickets
Royal Flush: $5,000.00
  • Name and logo on event site, social media and table signage
  • DJ recognition
  • Name and logo in rolling slideshow during event
  • 12 entry tickets and 12 raffle tickets
Full House: $2,500.00
  • Name and logo on event site, social media and table signage
  • DJ recognition
  • Name and logo in rolling slideshow during event
  • 8 entry tickets and 8 raffle tickets
Aces High: $1,250.00
  • Name and logo on event site, social media and table signage
  • DJ recognition
  • Name and logo in rolling slideshow during event
  • 4 entry tickets and 4 raffle tickets
Wild Card: $350.00
  • Name and logo on event site, social media and table signage
  • DJ recognition
  • Name and logo in rolling slideshow during event
  • 2 entry tickets and 2 raffle tickets


Event Sponsors

Event sponsors are special people!  Thank you for your generous contribution to casino night!

Corporate Sponsors


Individual Sponsors

Louis and Mickey Gehring
Paul and Courtney Ramlow

Mike and Denise Cochran
Mark and Kristen Riley

George and Eva Jo Spalding Foundation


Raffle Donors

Thank you to all individuals and businesses who have donated raffle items!

  • Karrie Duke
  • McCormick Distilling Company
  • Belvoir Winery
  • Chicken and Pickle
  • Cactus Creek Weston
  • Tri Bui
  • Still Austin Whiskey Co.
  • KC Bier Co.
  • Greg Highbarger
  • John Reed
  • Shaun Powers
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Weston Brewing Company
  • Missouri Bluffs Boutique
  • Restless Spirits Distilling Co.
  • Calibration Brewery
  • Cinder Block Brewery
  • Beth Vaughan
  • Derrick Nelson
  • Jeremie Ballinger
  • Olivia Dorsey
  • Buffalo Trace Distilleries
  • Kennedys Jewelers
  • Scott and Kim Sharp
  • Sarah Mudd
  • Quick Trip
  • Kansas City Mavericks
  • National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • New Riff Distilling Co.
  • Lori Hoy
  • Radius Brewing Co.
  • Jim Johnson
  • Christine Kline

Can’t Attend? Make a Donation Now!

Your donations help in many ways! Helping to provide basic necessitites, and community activities to individuals with developmental disabilities. When you donate to CDD, your gift will be put to work immediately. Would you be willing to help by giving a donation? Every penny helps.