CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 16, 2018) – Roll the dice, practice your poker face and get ready to have a ton of fun during Blakeney Shopping Center’s 2nd Annual Bet on Blakeney charity event, benefiting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. After the smashing success of last year’s first ever Bet on Blakeney event, Blakeney is bringing back the magic and raising the stakes for round two, set to take place Saturday, September 15, 2018.


The Bet on Blakeney festivities will run from 6 to 9 p.m. as guests kick things off with a wine walk, visiting their favorite Blakeney Shopping Center retailers throughout the Village Green area. During each stop, participants will receive a sampling of select red, white or sparkling wine, as well as a stamp on their Bet on Blakeney card. Exchange a completed card to receive ‘casino dollars’, used to play a variety of games under the main tent. At the end of the night, exchange chips for raffle tickets and enter to win a variety of gift baskets. Every dollar helps in making this magical vacation possible for children who have only dreamed of a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.


A $20 donation to Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids will give participants access to the event, casino games and a sampling cup for the wine walk portion of the event. Prize packages include gift cards from various Blakeney Shopping Center retailers such as Harmony Salon & Spa and Smile Labs at Sola Salons. To sample wines, guests must be over 21 years of age.


Find additional event details on the Bet on Blakeney Facebook event page. Get social with Blakeney Shopping Center before, during and after the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.     


About Blakeney                   

Operated by Northwood Retail, an affiliate of Northwood Investors, Blakeney Shopping Center is an open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment destination for residents of Ballantyne and the South Charlotte area. The neighborhood center features national retailers and award-winning boutiques and restaurants. Notable retail tenants include Harris Teeter, Starbucks Coffee, Banana Republic, Old Navy, bluemercury, Chopt, Zoës Kitchen, and more. Visit


About Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids

Established in 2000, Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing a magical, all-expense paid, 5-day experience at Walt Disney World for children between the ages of 5-12 who are terminally ill or chronically disabled and their immediate family. Every dollar helps in making this magical vacation possible for children who have only dreamed of a vacation to the Happiest Place On Earth!