The junior board of Alabama’s chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the 2nd annual Beat The Odds Casino night on March 19 at Regions Field. The junior board, consisting of some of Birmingham’s sharpest and most social young professionals, planned a spectacular evening full of exciting casino games, from slot machines to poker and blackjack, that managed to make this year’s event even bigger and better than last year’s.

Guests arrived at Regions Field, but walked into an adults-only cocktail party fit for the Las Vegas strip. Dim lighting set the tone for a cozy evening of luck and loss with hundreds of Birmingham’s closest friends. But this was no drab dinner party — with Vegas-style entertainment, it was a night of fabulous music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes.

The attire was “casual cocktail,” as the men were decked out in sports coats and women brought out either their best little black dress or captivating jewel tones, fitting right in with the glamorous prizes awarded throughout the evening. Diamonds Direct sponsored a “diamond drop,” where participants purchased a champagne glass (or two) and one lucky winner received a diamond worth $1,000.

Not everyone could be a big winner that night, but guests could commemorate this unforgettable night with a photo booth full of fun props and masks. Whether you were in attendance or not, catch a glance at this unforgettable night that raised $52,285 for a powerful cause.

Images: Amber Gomez

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