HAVANA NIGHTS – Casino Night 2023

Kids Central’s Casino Night came roaring back at full steam! Due to the pandemic, our annual Casino Night fundraiser was put on hold for three long years. The community was eager to enjoy the festivities once again, and over 250 people attended the event held on March 6th at the beautiful World Equestrian Center in Ocala.

This year’s Havana Nights theme transported attendees back to old Havana, Cuba, where local markets and vintage cars lined the streets. Attendees enjoyed casino games, a poker tournament, delicious food, dancing, and mingling with friends and family.

All proceeds from Kids Central’s Casino Night go towards helping neglected and abused youth in the community. This year’s event raised over $52,000 in ticket sales, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. Proceeds benefit foster children in our system of care by funding items such as summer camp, athletic fees, prom attire, yearbooks, and more.