Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog will host the 2nd Annual Treasure Island Casino Party benefiting Wonderland Camp on Saturday, May 12, 3-6 p.m.

Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog will host the 2nd Annual Treasure Island Casino Party benefiting Wonderland Camp on Saturday, May 12, 3-6 p.m.

The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities; to offer a respite from daily care giving for their family members and healthcare workers; and to provide and nurture a personal development experience for camp volunteers and staff.

By sponsoring, volunteering or attending the 2nd Annual Treasure Island Casino Party at Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog, you can help Wonderland Camp continue to provide campers the thrill of a lifetime in the year to come.

Wonderland Camp Board President Jill Wilke expressed appreciation for Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog owners Joe and Christie and the crew of volunteers that bring the event together.

“We were deeply touched by the outpouring of support at last year’s event,” Wilke said. “And we were extremely grateful to be able to use those funds to benefit our campers and their families.”

Wilke’s grandfather founded Wonderland Camp in 1969 on property he and his brother-in-law owned along located on the Lake of the Ozarks. Their goal was to create a place for people and campers with disabilities to experience the exhilaration of outdoor play. A camp designed to match their special medical needs and provide them with the maximum safety with freedom to enjoy nature.

The following year, the Missouri Jaycees voted to adopt the camp as their project and began work on land donated by the Miller and Brown families that includes 35 acres of land adjoining the Lake of the Ozarks and another 200 acres for nature trails and outdoor camping.

Today, Wonderland Camp creates memorable outdoor camping experiences for over 1,000 campers each summer and the camp is still growing.

Jolly Rogers owners Joe and Christie Jung are longtime supporters of Wonderland Camp and have actively raised funds on behalf of the camp through events like the upcoming Treasure Island Casino Party. Cruises aboard their pirate ship Calypso are a highlight for campers each summer.

“Jolly Rogers is committed to supporting Wonderland Camp because we believe in their grass roots commitment to providing a camp experience for the disabled,” owner Joe Jung said. “The program not only provides connection, compassion and self-worth to the campers – it creates synergy that gifts those same benefits back to the larger community.  Once the realization of the amazing work they do sinks in there is no other response than to support them!”

In 2017, the Jolly Rogers Treasure Island Casino Party raised more than $3,000 for Wonderland Camp.

Guests at this year’s event can look forward to casino games such as black jack, poker and craps where they can earn chips to win prizes. There will also be a silent and live auction along with entertainment provided by DJ Craig Maxey.

Auction items at this year’s event include a guitar autographed by Kenny Chesney!

Organizers welcome businesses and community members to support Wonderland Camp by sponsoring a gaming table, donating items for the silent auction, volunteering or simply attending the Treasure Island Casino Party.

Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog is located at the 4.5 mile marker of the Gravois Arm of Lake of the Ozarks or 28443 Polk Dr., Rocky Mount, by land.

Event tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets include a Premium Appetizer Buffet, one Drink ticket and $100 in chips. If you wish to purchase additional chip tickets for a donation they will be available at the event.

For more information, call 573-392-0700 or 314-363-6941, or visit http://www.treasureislandcasinonight.com. Wonderland Camp is a 501©3 nonprofit. To learn more, visit www.wonderlandcamp.org