The Big Celebration: Casino Royale

Saturday, March 18 | 7PM | College of the Holy Cross | Worcester, MA
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The Big Celebration 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest is thrilled to present our annual spring fundraiser! This year’s Big Celebration theme is Casino Royale, so get ready for a memorable night. The event will feature casino games, celebrity guests, live & silent auctions, live entertainment and much more.  We invite you to come, enjoy, and add some luck to your St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Make a BIG Impact

Why support The Big Celebration? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/MetroWest is a one-on-one mentoring program that makes a real difference in the lives of the nearly 2,000 youth and volunteers we serve. Connecting children facing adversity with caring adults truly makes an impact. In fact, after just one year being matched with a Big, 76% of Littles improve their self-confidence, 74% improve their academic grades, 67% say that they feel more social acceptance and 42% are less likely to engage in risky behavior. By supporting this event on any level, you are supporting mentoring programs that change lives.

4th Annual Bob Cousy MVP Award Recipient: Matt Beaton


We are proud to honor Matt Beaton, of Shrewsbury, as the 4th recipient of our annual Bob Cousy MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award. The Bob Cousy MVP Award is presented annually to a community partner who demonstrates consistent generosity and dedication to supporting the organization's mission. Through the years, Matt Beaton has demonstrated deep commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest. Matt first got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters when he was a student at St. John's High School. He has been a caring mentor to two young men and remains committed to the power of mentoring. Beaton has since served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest Board of Directors and has undergone numerous fundraising initiatives, notably the "Beaton the Odds Fund" to raise money for activities for Bigs and Littles that promote wellness, exercise, and healthy living. 



BIG Celebration MC: Jeremy Reiner, 7NEWS Boston

Jeremy Reiner is the Chief Meteorologist at WHDH 7NEWS Boston. Jeremy Reiner brings a wealth of knowledge & experience in weather forecasting back home to New England. A native of the Berkshires, Jeremy has always been fascinated with the New England climate. Whether it was a raging nor’easter or a chilly sea breeze in April, Jeremy loved it all. So much so, that he attended Lyndon State College in Vermont where he received a B.S. degree in meteorology in 1993. After brief stints in Minnesota & Maine, Jeremy settled in Charlotte, NC at WSOC-TV for a number of years. In 2005, while in Charlotte, Jeremy received the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society—the first TV meteorologist to receive this seal in the Charlotte television market. The CBM seal, as it’s known, is a newer, more rigorous certification. This is a distinct certification that he carries with him to 7NEWS.

When he’s not tracking cumulus clouds, Jeremy can be found hitting golf balls all over New England, learning to play guitar and hosting memorable events for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest!

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Event Details

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7pm-11pm 

Where: Hogan Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center | College of the Holy Cross | 1 College St. Worcester, MA 01610

Attire: Black and white theme 

VIP Reception: 6PM

  • This exclusive pre-event reception will include special guests, live entertainment, gourmet appetizers, and an open bar
  • All event sponsors are entitled to at least two tickets to the VIP reception
  • Couples may purchase tickets to the VIP Reception for $250
  • Exclusive meet and greet with featured local celebrity guests 

General Admission: 7PM

  • General Admission tickets are $100 per person, guests may check-in starting at 7PM
  • Ticket includes unlimited access to passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations; each guest is entitled to 1 drink ticket
  • Guests will enjoy access to casino games, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, photo booth and more
  • Enjoy guest appearances by "celebrities!" 
  • There are no assigned tables or seats. Guests are free to roam, enjoy the casino and mingle with friends

How will the casino night work?

Each attendee will receive one novelty chip at check-in. When you are ready to play, exchange your chip for $1,000 worth of playing chips with any dealer. Please note, we are not exchanging real money for legality purposes, this casino night is purely for fun to raise money to support our mentoring programs! But, there is a prize involved! When you are done playing, cash in your remaining chips with any dealer in exchange for raffle tickets. For every $1,000 you are left with, you get one raffle ticket toward our GRAND PRIZE. Ran out of playing chips? No problem! In exchange for a $25 donation, you can have $1000 more in playing chips!



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Thank you to our sponsors!

Royal Flush Sponsor

Four of a Kind Sponsors


Full House Sponsor

Flush Sponsors


Three of a Kind Sponsors



Two Pair Sponsors 





How can you help?

Become a sponsor! Click here for more information about the event, tickets and sponsorship opportunities! 

Donate silent or live auction items! Click here to donate an item!

Join the Host Committee! We are currently recruiting for the committee. Click here to get involved!