A short guide to the gaming and the gala!



At 6:00pm on Saturday, February 23, check in at The Redd and receive a bracelet with your bid number for easy purchasing and bidding all night long! Enjoy appetizers and a complimentary glass of bubbly from A to Z Wineworks–or bypass the bubbly and order the Vesper, Goldfinger or 007 cocktail at the bar. Then park yourself at a gaming table with your starter amount of casino money, sign up for Party Packs or take a spin at the Wheel of Fortune—$25 to spin, guaranteed to win! As cocktail time winds down, you’ll find your table and settle in to a lovely plated dinner, Live Auction and Paddle Raise to follow. After coffee and dessert, let your feet find the dance floor or your favorite casino table. Gaming will go uninterrupted for the duration of the evening, so come ready to roll!  Finally, enjoy a late-night snack while the casino winnings are tallied, with raffle tickets drawn for fantastic prizes in a fitting wrap up to the night.



We are excited to have Wild Bill’s providing the action at our Casino Royale Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and 3-Card Poker tables.  Your auction ticket includes a starter amount of casino money to get you playing immediately; and our roving salespeople will make it easy for you to purchase more casino money with your bid number so that you can continue gaming.  Accumulated winnings will earn raffle tickets, which you’ll put in an end-of-the-night drawing for fabulous prizes. No actual money is being “won” at the casino, but all purchases of casino money contribute to the PTC fundraiser!

You do NOT need to be savvy casino players. Wild Bill’s expert dealer staff do a wonderful job teaching guests how to play and making sure everyone wins big and has a great time!



  • $25 per spin

Use your bid number to purchase a spin at our version of a prize wheel.  Bottles of wine, gift cards to retailers and restaurants, along with a handful of premium prizes will be available to spinners!



  • $50 per chance
  • Winner gets 1 ticket to every Party Pack* AND half the collected Heads or Tails pot

Use your bid number to purchase $50 Heads or Tails necklaces from our roving salespeople during the cocktail hour. During dinner, everyone with necklaces will stand as Auctioneer Matthew DiLoreto leads the way.  Choose to put both hands on your HEAD or on your TAIL. and wait for the coin flip.  Sit down if the coin shows HEADS and you’re touching your TAIL (or vice versa).  Coin flips continue until the last participant is standing with their hands on their winning HEAD…or TAIL. (*one party excluded)



  • $100 per ticket
  • Only 75 tickets available
  • Winner gets to choose a LIVE AUCTION ITEM before the LIVE AUCTION takes place

Use your bid number to purchase $100 Golden Tickets from our roving salespeople during the cocktail hour.  During dinner, our Auctioneer will draw the Golden Ticket winner.  Be ready to select your favorite from among our amazing Live Auction Items.



Every year, our Party Pack Chairs plan an an exciting array of parties.  Family-friendly, women only, fun for kids, a night out for adults–these parties run the gamut!  But their common feature is that they are wonderful community-builders as well as fantastic fundraisers for the PTC: 100% of Party Pack ticket sales go to fund enrichment activities through the Riverdale PTCs because parties are donated by the generous hosts.  Sign-ups for Party Packs begin at the Auction, and many will sell out there.  Use your bid number to secure a spot (and no signing up friends who aren’t there:  you must be present to sign up).  If Party Packs do not fill up at the Auction, tickets to them will become available for online purchase.



The Paddle Raise is a simplified fundraiser dedicated to specific requests made by our school principals. The funds raised are restricted to those requests.  During the Paddle Raise, Auctioneer Matthew DiLoreto will invite guests to raise their paddles (big card with bid number) as he calls out increments of money.