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Recall how nonchalantly suave James Bond looked when he entered the Casino Royale with Vesper Lynd on his arm? Thanks to one local NGO, that could be you and all for a fantastic cause.

Send a Child to School (SACS) will be holding a Casino Royale-inspired fundraiser soirée at the Palacio Sans Souci on Thursday, April 23. And while this is not a black tie event (so no tux is necessary) you can’t deny you’re totally picturing yourself looking as dapper as ever.

Guests are to be regaled with food, champagne, wine and cocktails while games of poker, black jack and roulette will also be offered. If this were not enough sophistication, a silent auction will be held later in the night. Prizes will include accommodations at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires, a stay at Playa Vik in José Ignacio, dinner at Elena’s (Four Seasons), fabulous pieces of art and much more.

Though the aura of the night may occasion guests to feel like MI6 agents with licenses to kill, attendees can feel good knowing that their night of Bond level badassery will, in fact help an incredibly worthwhile cause.

All proceeds will support the non-profit SACS foundation, which relies entirely on donations to realize its goal of providing the children of Buenos Aires with the tools needed to excel.

The mission of SACS is to supply underprivileged children with custom-made backpacks and school supplies at the start of each school year. Children are selected for aid through an application process that examines their level of need and the consistency of their attendance and participation.

The Palacio Sans Souci. If you've never been, now's your chance. (Wikipedia)
The Palacio Sans Souci. If you’ve never been, now’s your chance. (Wikipedia)

The location of the fundraiser, the Palacio Sans Souci, is an iconic building of Buenos Aires and 20th century Argentine society. Built between 1914 and 1918 by noted French architect René Sargent in the Renaissance style, the palace and its beautiful outdoor gardens provide the ideal setting for this lavish fête.

In short, the night looks to be the perfect opportunity for guests to challenge their bête noirs to high-stake poker games while also lending a helping hand to the children of this great city.

For more information, check out their Facebook page or contact Tina Montana at tinammontana@gmail.com