A Royale Evening

By: Rob Giardinelli
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It was an event that would have made Agent 007 envious and maybe even a few Vegas hotels, too. Casino Royale, created by Lifeworks Executives and Professionals (known as LEAP), presented an unforgettable evening of glamour, sophistication and decadence at the W Hotel. The hipster crowd partook in action packed casino games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and slots and enjoyed signature Grey Goose cocktails, a specialty martini bar and food prepared by the chefs at the hotel. No detail was left untended, as demonstrated by private poker room for the ultimate Bond experience.

The event, chaired by Sacha Patin, benefitted Lifeworks, an organization of Austin’s most vibrant executives and professionals who serve to transition youth and families from times of crisis into an environment of safety and success. Through their services, Lifeworks provides 17 different programs, supporting over 10,000 families in the Austin area each year. This gala is just one of many events every year, raising funds for the life-changing organization in fun and festive ways.

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