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Viva Las Vegas!

October 11, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Elvis is in the room; the men are in their tuxedos, women are in luxurious evening gowns and that man in the corner with the glint in his eye may just be Bond, "James Bond."

Is this happening on the private yacht of a billionaire financier off the coast of Monte Carlo, or on a cruise ship anchored on the deep blue Mediterranean Sea in the south of France?

No, it's the fabulous King Kamehameha Golf Course, the site of the J. Walter Cameron Center's annual fundraising benefit on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.

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The J. Walter Cameron Center will hold its annual fundraising benefit on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. This year’s theme is “Casino Night! Viva Las Vegas!”

The theme of the event is "Casino Night! Viva Las Vegas!" and it promises to be an exciting evening with live music, dinner, dancing, one-of-a-kind Las Vegas-style fun with legal gaming tables (including blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold 'em, let it ride and bingo) and silent and live auctions.

Expected to go fast, individual tickets are available at only $125 each. A table of 12 is $1,500. To obtain tickets, call Candy Sakugawa Baisa at 244-5546 or email

In announcing the fundraiser, Cameron Center Executive Director Cesar Gaxiola said, "As we prepare for our 40th anniversary in the coming year, the Cameron Center continues to provide an affordable home to numerous critically important nonprofit/community agencies who serve over 30,000 Maui families every year.

"While the Cameron Center has received public funding to help in revitalizing our facilities, for nearly two generations, we have basically relied on the generosity of committed local companies and the people of Maui for support," he added.

Join your friends, local entertainers and emcees Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez and Kellie Pali-Cruz from the award-winning Maui Breakfast Club radio show on KNUI AM 900 for an great evening that your special someone will remember for many years to come.

The J. Walter Cameron Center at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku is the home of 16 resident social service agencies, including A Keiki's Dream, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association of Hawai'i, ARC of Maui County, Best Buddies International, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawai'i, Heritage Hall Inc., Hui No Ke Ola Pono Inc., Imua Family Services, Ka Lima O Maui, Maui Community Mental Health, Mediation Services of Maui, Mental Health Association of America, MEO Kahi Kamali'i and Pacific Cancer Foundation.

J. Walter Cameron Center meeting facilities provide space to over 200 community organizations and businesses throughout the year. For meeting space, call 244-5546.



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