The Mississippi Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Mississippi State University is pleased to announce that $30,000 was raised for the Fraternity’s second Casino Royale, with proceeds benefiting chapter alumnus Ralph Doxey. The donation check was presented to Doxey by undergraduate Fraternity members on April 20, 2015.
The chapter hosted the yearly casino-themed event at Hotel Chester in Starkville on the evening of March 20, 2015 and welcomed over 400 guests who enjoyed live music and a silent auction while participating in games of blackjack and roulette.
Ralph Doxey, a native of Holly Springs who now lives in Tupelo with his wife and daughter, was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. The money raised on his behalf will help with his medical needs. This is the second year that the proceeds from Casino Royale have benefited Doxey; the inaugural effort brought in over $23,000 for the cause.
“This year the chapter wanted to go above and beyond what we raised last year and have even more people involved. We doubled participation in the event and exceeded our internal goals. I’m proud of our guys for making that happen,” said Adam Buckley of Madison, chapter president and chairman for the event.
The chapter appreciates the support that they have received from alumni, parents, friends, area businesses and the Doxey family. This year’s benefit was an incredible success.