Casino Night '99

MARYLAND SCENE

August 15, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Helping to find a cure for childhood cancer was worth a gamble for some 200 high rollers who turned out for Casino Night '99 at Edgar's Billiards Club. They played various casino games, browsed a lavish buffet and matched pool skills with Michael Seidel, known as one of the best one-handed pool players in the world -- all to benefit the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends.

Co-chairing the event with wife Sharon, and offering pool duels at $10 a pop, was WJZ-TV personality Marty Bass.

Among those taking Bass up on the offer, or taking the action at other tables were Friends founder Ginny Mitchell; Dr. Curt Civin, director of Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology; Dr. Allen Chen and Dr. Ken Cohen, assistant professors of pediatric oncology at Hopkins; Terry Adelsberger, CEO of Edgar's Billiards; Rob Banks, Russell BMW's general sales manager; Vernard Wynn, Budweiser distributor; Chip Barnes, DataTel Inc. president; and Diane Macklin, owner of the Macklin Agency. The event scored more than $5,000 for research to cure childhood cancer.

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