LEAP delivers a night of style, sophistication and support

The chips were stacked and the dice were rolled at the W Hotel Austin on Friday, October 14 as some of LifeWorks’ generous supporters enjoyed LEAP’s Second Annual Casino Royale. The event featured an array of sponsored casino tables, open bars, and delectable appetizers for everyone to enjoy. Attendees played for the chance to win some great raffle prizes provided by generous donors and area businesses. Ticket purchases for Casino Royale went to support LifeWorks Austin.

The night was one of pure style. Grey Goose Vodka kept the martinis and cocktails flowing while Thirsty Planet Brewing Company poured their signature beers for everyone on the veranda. Thanks to the W Hotel catering crew, there was no shortage of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Folks walking by the hotel got the chance to stop and admire the beautiful Aston Martins parked out front. It was a nice touch that really helped set the tone of the evening. A brilliant display of works done by Austin artist Bill Stidham lined the hall outside the ballroom. Stidham provided one of his paintings as a raffle prize and also donated 20 percent of his sales from the evening to LifeWorks.

The casino provided loads of fun for all the supporters. Whether it was at the blackjack, roulette or craps tables, the ballroom was buzzing with excitement as guests bet their chips in hopes of earning raffle prize entries. Among the prizes were a one-night stay at the W Hotel, various spa treatments, jewelry and a fitness package. All the prizes amounted to more than $7,000 worth of donated goodies. She-n-He photography were on hand to take some stylish portraits of all the guests while Jonathan Garza worked the floor and captured some fantastic shots of the night’s activities.

Organizers worked very hard to create a memorable experience. The W Hotel staff really outdid themselves as every guest was well taken care of throughout the evening. LEAP has created something special in Casino Royale and we will all be looking forward to their next big event. Thanks to everyone who chose to spend the evening with us and help further the work of LifeWorks Austin.

The LifeWorks family would like to express its deepest and most sincere gratitude to the following:

Our fabulous Lounge & Table Sponsors: Microsoft, Tony Pacheco, Accountability Resources, Darren & Cat Aschaffenburg, Duggan Endodontics, Pinnacle Sports Performance & Rehabilitation, Lauri & Kurt Hoff, EXIT Global Realty, Strüb Residential, KeyStaff Inc., Moossy General & Cosmetic Dentistry, DSRE Consulting,Delfo Trombetta, CLS Partners, Realty Austin,Efficient Exercise, Walt Reep & Associates, Skye Salon & Boutique, III Forks Prime Steakhouse, 512 Realty, Fred & Lisa Smith

Our generous Raffle Prize Donors: Kendra Scott Jewelry, Away Spa, Skin Studio, Modesty Salon & Blue Dahlia, Bill Stedham, Rex Heron & Sean Casey, Michael Hancock, Fabulous Affairs Catering, Body by Frame, Beleza Med Spa, Demian & Alex Design, Austin Skin Spa Lounge

Plus: Grey Goose Vodka, Thirsty Planet, John Eagle, W Hotel, Austin LifeStyle, ILIOS Lighting & Tribeza.

You can view all of Jonathan Garza’s photographs here. Portraits taken by She-n-He Photography can be found on their Facebook page.

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