EAST HANOVER, NJ — Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Big “L” Club’s fifth annual casino night, which was renamed the Duffy Casino Night in 2019 in memory of a beloved Livingston resident and the event’s originator, Patricia “Trish” Duffy. The event, benefiting the Livingston High School (LHS) athletic program, will be held on Jan. 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hanover Manor.

All proceeds from this event will help support LHS student athletes, and donations will also be accepted for the Trish Duffy Scholarship Award, which will be presented during the Big L Club Annual Pep Rally to a senior athlete who has demonstrated a hard work ethic, volunteerism and dedication to family during his or her time at LHS.

“It was very fitting to rename our casino night ‘Duffy Casino Night’ because Trish was a very long-time member of the Big L Club and the first casino night we ever had was Trish’s baby,” said Big L President Karen Mendez. “She was always very involved with sports at the high school and junior levels as well. Supporting this event will create more opportunity for the student athletes, marching band members and cheerleaders at the Livingston High School.”

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Duffy, who was a product of Livingston Public Schools and also raised her children in Livingston, was heavily involved in the community for her entire adult life.

In addition to being a dedicated member of the Big L Club, she also volunteered for the Junior Lancers Football Organization, Livingston Little League, the Livingston Bicentennial Picnic Committee and the LHS Project Graduation booth wrap committee. As a well-known local realtor, Duffy also served as president of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce.

A few years prior to her death, Duffy came up with the idea for the Big L to host a casino night because she knew it was the type of event that would bring the community together for a fun evening while raising money to support a worthy cause. As the event has become tremendously successful, the Big L Club felt it was only fitting to rename it after her.

As a result of the fundraising through events such as Duffy Casino Night, the Big L Club has been able to present the LHS Athletic Department with annual gifts that all student athletes can benefit from. 

Most recently, in 2019, the Big L Club was able to donate a much-needed state-of-the-art sound system for the Livingston High School turf.

Gifts presented over the last few years have also included the following:

  • Exercise equipment for the fitness and wellness center;
  • Financial assistance for the softball scoreboard, new baseball dugouts and golf cart for LHS sports trainers;
  • A Hall of Fame Wall that represents time-honored LHS athletes in the wellness center;
  • Video cameras and software for all LHS coaches and teams to use for instructional purposes;
  • Two portable speakers and a portable scoreboard;
  • A “tunnel of success” for teams to use at big games;
  • The LHS mascot, Sir Lawrence the Lancer, who now attends various school and sporting events throughout the year to boost team spirit; and
  • The Big L Snack Shop, which provides free snacks to all in-season athletes so they can refuel after school before a game or practice.

To purchase tickets for Duffy Casino Night or to donate, CLICK HERE or visit www.thebiglclub.org. All donations are tax-deductible.

In order to raise more funds, the Big L Club has created sponsorship for opportunities for both individuals and businesses. This year, one of the sponsorship opportunities allows businesses to advertise on the LHS turf.

All available sponsorship opportunities are listed below:

Platinum Banner Sponsor — $2,500 

  • Business logo, slogan, website and phone number on a banner around the LHS Turf field for a full year from installation of the banner
  • 2 tickets to Duffy Casino Night on Jan. 31, 2020
  • 2 tickets to the Tricky Tray/Fashion Show on May 12, 2020
  • Company name in each of our event booklets (i.e. Big L Casino Night Sponsored by...)
  • Full page ad in the event booklet for both Duffy Casino Night and Fashion Show
  • A post on the Big L Instagram with a tag
  • A post on the Big L Facebook with a tag
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night 
  • One Year of advertisement on our webpage 

Gold 3-Business Shared Banner Sponsor — $1,000

  • Shared 3-Business Shared Banner with business logo around the LHS turf field for a full year from installation of the banner
  • 2 tickets to Tricky Tray/Fashion Show on May 12, 2020
  • Company name in each event booklet (ie. Big L Casino Night Sponsored by…)
  • A post on the Big L Instagram with a tag
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night
  • One year of advertisement on the Big L Club’s website

Silver Table Sponsor — $500

  • Table Sponsor at Duffy Casino Night on Jan. 31, 2020
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night
  • One year of advertisement on the Big L Club’s website

Big L Sponsor — $150

  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night
     

Sponsorship Levels for Casino Night


Platinum Banner Sponsor — $2,500 

  • Business logo, slogan, website and phone number on a Banner around the LHS turf field for a full year from installation of the banner
  • 2 tickets to Duffy Casino Night on Jan. 31, 2020
  • 2 tickets to the Tricky Tray/Fashion Show on May 12, 2020
  • Company name in each of our event booklets (i.e. Big L Casino Night Sponsored by...)
  • Full page ad in the event booklet for both Duffy Casino Night and Fashion Show
  • A post on the Big L Instagram with a tag
  • A post on the Big L Facebook with a tag
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night 
  • One year of advertisement on the Big L Club’s webpage 

Gold 3-Business Shared Banner Sponsor — $1,000

  • Shared 3-Business Shared Banner with business logo around the LHS turf field for a full year from installation of the banner
  • 2 tickets to Tricky Tray/Fashion Show on May 12, 2020
  • Company name in each event booklet (ie. Big L Casino Night Sponsored by…)
  • A post on the Big L Instagram page with a tag
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night
  • One year of advertisement on the Big L website

Silver Table Sponsor — $500

  • Table Sponsor at Duffy Casino Night on Jan. 31, 2020
  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night
  • One year of advertisement on the Big L website

Big L Sponsor — $150

  • The opportunity to provide one marketing material in the goody bag for Duffy Casino Night