CSU holds Carribbean-cruise-themed casino night

A day after Clayton State University's women's basketball team knocked off the No.1 team in the nation, members of the school's community relaxed, with a bit of faux "casino" fun, and a touch of Carribbean flair.

The university's Division of Student Affairs hosted a Carribbean-cruise-themed "Casino Night" event for Clayton State students, faculty, staff and alumni, at the school's Student Activities Center, Friday night.

Feathered Vegas showgirls, and Elvis impersonators were out, as steel drums, beaches, and bright colors were brought to Clayton State's main campus in Morrow. Participants in the event were given $1,000 in toy "funny money," and they used the money to buy casino chips, said Bridgette McDonald, the associate director of the university's office of career services.

McDonald, who was responsible for giving out the "funny money," said students could cash in their chips to buy raffle tickets. The tickets could, in turn, be entered into drawings for either a 22-inch, LCD television, or an iPod Nano, she added.

The event was part of the school's homecoming week, which wrapped up on Saturday.

— Curt Yeomans