Comedian Tiffany Haddish, left, with Annette Gardiner, Vice President of Human Resources at Kids in Distress.


Staff Report

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The Casino @ Dania Beach was proud to donate an assortment of approximately 20 duffle and carry-on bags to Kids in Distress on Saturday, September 2 at The Casino @ Dania Beach, on behalf of comic star Tiffany Haddish.

Haddish, who is a former foster child, champions the foster care cause. A representative from Kids in Distress (KID), the largest provider of services to foster care children in Broward County, was present to receive the duffle bags and to snap a photo with the burgeoning comic powerhouse.

Haddish, the break-out star of the raunchy summer blockbuster “Girls Trip,” was recently dubbed by Vanity Fair magazine as “the funniest person alive right now.”

Haddish performed two sold out shows at 7 and 10 p.m. that evening, alongside Deon Cole, comic star and cast member of ABC’s Emmy-nominated sitcom, ‘blackish.’

“Kids In Distress is very thankful for the donations from The Casino @ Dania Beach, but more importantly, we are incredibly touched and appreciative for The Casino @ Dania Beach and Ms. Tiffany Haddish’s thoughtful championing of the foster children placed within KID’s care,”

said Mark Dhooge, Chief Executive Officer and President of Kids in Distress. “It is only through diligent and brave stories such as Ms. Haddish’s that all children who are affected by abuse and neglect will have their voices heard.”

Having held her own against Hollywood royalty like Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith in “Girls Trip,” Haddish has become widely known for her comedic prowess.

Her newest comedy special, “She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood!” aired on Showtime last month. She recently played Nekeisha on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” and the L.A. native will star opposite Tracy Morgan in the Jordan Peele-directed TBS comedy, “The Last O.G.,” due out later this year.

“It’s not often we get the opportunity to bring together one of the biggest names in comedy and one of South Florida’s most ardent foster care advocates,” said Scott Savin, Chief Executive Officer of The Casino @ Dania Beach. “We were thrilled to donate the duffle bags on Ms. Haddish’s behalf, and we applaud her for advocating on behalf of this valuable cause.”