It was as if the stars aligned perfectly for the 5th Annual Marcedes Lewis Casino Night, which was making its first appearance in Los Angeles after having spent the previous four years just outside of Long Beach, CA, Marcedes hometown.
From start to finish, the event embodied everything Old Hollywood and for that night, you were transported to roaring 1920s. The venue, the Harvey Room at the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, was the perfect Speakeasy for the evening and immediately set the tone for what was in store.
Everywhere you turned, you had the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood from the flashing lights of photographers flanking the red carpet as some guests dressed to impress posed for pictures, to the flappers providing entertainment for the night – there wasn’t a detail missed. Inside the venue or shall we say “on the casino floor”, whether it was the Roulette table, the Poker table, or the Blackjack table – there were people everywhere and the chips were flowing. Everyone was having a great time and it was all for charity.
Catching up with the man of the hour, Marcedes said that 100 percent of monies raised on this event (from ticket sales, raffle items, and the silent auction) will go straight to the Marcedes Lewis Foundation and will help to fund the Marcedes Lewis Annual Football Camp, which is completely FREE to campers.
Lewis’ honorable guests included NFL linebacker Brian Banks and San Francisco outfielder Jarrad Page, actors Robbie Jones and Joe Manganiello, TV personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, and more.
For more information on the Marcedes Lewis Foundation, please go to http://marcedeslewisfoundation.org/ .
By: Mercedes Lindsay
For more follow @missDCMercedes
Trish Scott Contributed to this post
More stories you might like