january, 2020

sat25jan6:00 pmsat9:00 pmVegas Style Game Night sponsored by Rancho Land CoPresented by FORUS and James Dukes PTA6:00 pm - 9:00 pm San Vicente Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road

Event Details

James Dukes FORUS Fundraiser San Vicente


🎲Vegas-style Game Night to benefit new playground🎰

🎲Sponsorships available, auction items welcome

🎲James Dukes Elementary School PTA and Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS) invite adults age 21 and older to try their hands at casino-type card games while helping to replace an aging school playground.

🎲Vegas-style Game Night 🎲will be in San Vicente Resort, 24517 San Vicente Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Admission 🎟of $65 per person is limited to 75 tickets and will include appetizers, poker chips for Las Vegas-style gaming, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items.

🎲James Dukes Elementary’s playground is more than 30 years old. Portions are roped off because they are unsafe for student use. Due to the playground’s age, replacement parts are no longer available.

🎲Recognizing the value of outdoor play for the students, FORUS and James Dukes PTA have joined forces to help the district replace and install the 5,200-square-foot playground at an estimated cost of $91,283.

🎲Rena Seifts, Ramona Unified School District’s assistant superintendent of administrative services, reports it will cost $71,283 to replace the playground and an estimated $20,000 for installation. A community block grant of $39,198 from the county and a grant of $17,085 from the manufacturer total $56,283, with $35,000 still needed.

🎲All funds raised at Game Night will go directly toward the new playground equipment. For tickets, checks payable to FORUS, a tax-deductible nonprofit, may be mailed to FORUS, 1003 Sixth St., Ramona, CA 92065. Include guest names.

🎲RUSD Superintendent Theresa Grace, James Dukes Elementary Principal Jeri Billick and Seifts plan to attend the fundraiser.

🎲The event’s presenting sponsor is Rancho Land Company, the Ramona-based land surveying and planning firm. Other sponsorship opportunities are named for card game suits and include Diamond, $750; Heart, $500; Club (table sponsors), $350; and Spade, $100. Persons, organizations and businesses interested in contributing as sponsors may contact Perla Martinez, FORUS member, at perla92065@gmail.com.

🎲Silent auction items also are welcome. Those with auction items to donate may contact Martinez at the above email.

For more information, call FORUS member Maureen Robertson at 760-803-9706.


(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


San Vicente Resort

24157 San Vicente Road