Mar. 25, 2019 by TREC Staff

Coming to FightNight XXXI? Here’s What You Need to Know

With just under a month before FightNight XXXI on April 25, you probably have some questions. We thought you might! After all, FightNight is a philanthropic institution in our city and across the country, and this year we’re returning to the Hilton Anatole for another outstanding night of boxing, casino gaming, raffle prizes and fundraising toward the Dallas Catalyst Project. This year’s event will be particularly memorable as we celebrate TREC Foundation’s 25th anniversary.

Here are FightNight XXXI’s most frequently asked questions:

What time should I arrive?

FightNight XXXI will take place in the Hilton Anatole’s Trinity Ballroom. Our VIP reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the general reception will begin at 7 p.m.

This year’s dress code “black tie and boots.” What does that mean?

It means exactly as it reads: a black-tie outfit with cowboy boots. Guys: Wear a tuxedo with cowboy boots. Ladies: Pair an evening gown with cowboy boots. Of course, traditional black-tie footwear is appropriate as well, so you do not have to wear cowboy boots, but if you do decide to take part: DO NOT WEAR JEANS. Only Ralph Lauren can pull off that look, and with all due respect, there is only one Ralph Lauren.

Where should I park?

Valet parking will be located at the Tower Entrance. All guests will receive a valet pass, though we’d recommend taking ride-share services Uber or Lyft to ensure a safe trip home.

Do I need a ticket?

Yes! We will mail tickets to your table host and they will distribute them to you. If you still need to purchase a ticket, you may do so here.

How will I know where to sit?

Your ticket will include a table assignment, where you may eat and watch the fights with your guests. Each table will be assigned a hostess, who will be dressed in tuxedo jackets and tails. Dinner and the evening’s program will begin at 8 p.m., and boxing will begin at 9:30 p.m.

How do I try my luck at the casino games?

Casino games, sponsored by HFF, will open at 9:30 p.m. and run until 11:30 p.m. Each guest will receive a playing chip for use in blackjack, roulette and craps. Additional chips will be available for purchase, and winnings may be cashed for raffle entries!

Can I place bets on the fights?

Bets on the evening’s bouts will start at $10. You may place bets with your table’s hostess or at the Betting Booth, sponsored by NexBank, where volunteers will assist you. Winnings may be exchanged for raffle entries at the Betting Booth.

How can I win raffle prizes?

We will have three raffles during FightNight XXXI. The first will come from tickets purchased through our ALC class members or your hostesses during the evening’s cocktail reception. You may also enter the casino raffle by exchanging your winnings for tickets. Or, if you win bets you place on the fights, you can exchange winnings at the Betting Booth.

What can you win at this year’s FightNight? We’ll let you know in the days leading up to the event!

Will TREC offer a Cigar Lounge again this year?

Yes. This year, Todd Interests has generously sponsored our Cigar Bar, which will be located directly outside the casino. You may consume cigars purchased at the Cigar Bar only at the outdoor Cigar Lounge.

How about hashtags for social media posts?

We have two! Use the hashtags #TRECFightNight and #FightNight19 for your tweets and photos and be sure to tag @trecdallas in your posts!

Hold up! I still have questions!

We’ll have answers! Please contact The Real Estate Council at 214.692.3601. You can also contact your table host with questions.

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