After carefully evaluating the latest weather forecast that Florence will now hit our area early evening Saturday—creating 30-40 MPH winds and a great potential for flooding and power outages—the Lotta Foundation has decided to postpone the Southern Gambler Casino Night event until September 29.

The event will now be held at the same time and same place: Saturday, September 29 at 7 pm at Magnolia Woods. If you purchased tickets and are unable to attend on this new date please email for a refund.

The Southern Gambler Casino Night

Join us for the 1st Annual “The Southern Gambler” Casino Night! It will be a night of exciting prohibition-themed fun including casino games, music, great food, and OF COURSE specialty drinks from the region’s distillers, brewers and more.

All proceeds will directly support our community-based programs that help improve quality of live for those in need.

We strive to change the path of poverty by providing necessary items as well as provide building blocks that create dignity and opportunity.  We do this through our well known toy, coat, and food drives, as well as other direct events, scholarships and financial support of other community organizations.

Funds go to:

  • The Great Day of Play – giving families of students on free or reduced price meals the opportunity for a day of family fun were they leave with grocery gift cards to cover the cost of meals during spring break. (Nearly 300 hundred kids served at the last event)
  • Coat Drive – working with businesses and other area organizations to gather mor than 1,000 coats and cold weather clothes to support multiple North Mecklenburg organizations. (More than 1,200 coats gathered during the last drive)
  • Annual Toy Drive and Great Day of Christmas Joy – gathering thousands of donated toys and hosting a “store” for families to choose and wrap gifts while the kids visit with Santa, do Christmas crafts, and enjoy lunch.
  • Day of Free Car Care – In partnership with Christian Brothers Automotive of Huntersville, providing free car repairs with a fun event for kids with activities, games, food, and car washes.
  • Partnerships with multiple organizations providing scholoarships, financial support, and more…

Date: September 29th

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Location: Magnolia Woods Banquet Center, 12125 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078


Magnolia Woods


Sponsorship / Advertising packages are available at many levels from $500 up to our title sponsor.  We are also looking for auction itmes.  If you would like your business featured, please email or call Shayna at (704) 898-1820.


Can’t sponsor but still wan to attend?  Great Tickets are $75 per person or $125 for a pair.  Then prices increase to $85 each or $150 per pair.  We hope you will join us in helping to provide the building blocks that create opportunities for those in need to find success.