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Casino Night


Please join the OAR staff and friends for a Casino Night Benefit for the Organization for Autism Research on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the home of Theresa and Christopher Waddell in Arlington, VA.  This will be the third year the Waddells have opened their doors to bring together members of the autism community for a night of stress-free fun and games.

The Waddells have two children on the autism spectrum and have been active in ASA-Northern Virginia and the autism community for years. Together, they have competed in RUN FOR AUTISM events from the 10K to the marathon, in cities such as San Antonio, New York City, and Washington, DC.

All gaming is for fun only, but there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as live and silent auctions. Champagne and desserts will be served. Contribution of any amount accepted at the door. Please RSVP to Christopher Waddel at (703) 881-9713 or by February 23.

In order to make this event an even bigger success than last year, OAR is looking for in-kind donations to offer as auction items.  Volunteers to be blackjack, roulette, and craps dealers are also needed.  If you or anyone you know are interested in helping, please contact either Cody Waters at or Allison Gilmour at

View the facebook event page!

What: Casino Night
Where: 5109 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207
When: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Dress to Impress (Black Tie Preferred)

Check out some of the donations that we have received for the silent auction:
Lunch with Carol Kranowitz, autism expert
1 hr piano and 1 hr Voice Lesson with Susan Fleming
Private Annapolis Sail Excursion
Equinox Gym Memberships
Westfields Golf Club
Suna Lee’s Photography
AMF Bowling Party
Raspberry Hills Golf and Hunt Club
Shakespeare Theater Company
Washington Nationals
DC United
Washington Capitals