Help Us Raise The Stakes for Vision!

Last week in our post about playing games as someone with vision loss, we announced our first ever “Raising the Stakes for Vision Casino and Poker Night” event on Thursday, March 2, at Gibsons Steakhouse/Hugo’s Frog Bar, 1024 North Rush Street in Chicago. It will feature charitable casino games, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, premium cocktails, Gibsons signature dinner and desserts and over $20,000 in prizes and auction items!

The early bird pricing for casino and poker tickets has been extended until the day of the event! Tickets for casino guests are $150 and poker tickets cost $200. The grand prize is a $10,000 seat at The World Series Poker Main Event! All proceeds will support Chicago Lighthouse programs serving people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans. You can find more information about the event and purchase tickets at this website. Note that accommodations are available for casino and poker players who are blind or visually impaired.

Please support this new and exciting event, either by attending or spreading the word to your friends and family. The Lighthouse provides critical world-class programs for people of all ages, from education services for children who are visually impaired and multi-disabled, to job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities and Veterans. This is only a handful of the 39 innovative Lighthouse programs and services that help us change lives! What better way to support The Chicago Lighthouse than by attending a fun event? That’s what I call a win-win situation! For more information, you can email Lindsay Inglis at, or call her at 312-447-3439. Thank you so much for your continued support of The Chicago Lighthouse!

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Sandy Murillo works at The Chicago Lighthouse, an organization serving the blind and visually impaired. She is the author of Sandy’s View, a bi-weekly Lighthouse blog about blindness and low vision. The blog covers topics of interest to those living with blindness and vision impairments. Being a blind journalist and blogger herself, Sandy shares her unique perspective about ways to live and cope with vision loss.

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