Join us for our highly anticipated annual fundraiser!
Lincoln, NE – Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGC) is kicking off the summer with our annual Casino Night fundraiser! In past years, Casino Night has been one of BGC’s most popular events, drawing companies and residents from all over Lincoln for a night of fun.
This year’s event will be held on Friday, June 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Lincoln Children’s Zoo (1222 S 27th Street). Over the course of the evening, attendees will enjoy an assortment of food and drink, live entertainment, local celebrity guests, casino games, raffle drawings and more.
Executive Director Kim Goins says, “Casino Night is more than just a fun time—it’s a chance for businesses and the community to bond after the devastating impact of COVID-19, and it provides an opportunity to raise capital to fund essential Boys & Girls Club programs designed to empower all youth to reach their full potential.”
The purchase of a general admission ticket is $75, which includes food and $2,000 in play chips. Anyone who purchases a ticket by May 21 will receive an “early bird bonus” of $250 additional play money. All the funds raised at this year’s Casino Night will allow Boys & Girls Club to continue offering vital resources and high-impact programs to youth and their families.
Over the past year, BGC has been working to counteract the effects of COVID-19 on LPS students and the community. Last summer, BGC provided a meal delivery service, delivering over 2,000 meals per week when schools were closed. This summer, they will continue holding in-person programs to provide a fun, safe place for youth to continue learning during the break from school. Programs will be centered around topics like health and wellness, the arts, leadership and service, and STEM subjects.
Those interested in learning more about Boys & Girls Club’s Casino Night can visit www.lincolnbgc.org/casino-night. Casino Night will be carried out in compliance with CDC recommendations for safety and social distancing. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
About Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County
The mission of Boys & Girls Club is to empower all youth to reach their full potential. The Boys & Girls Club Movement has focused efforts on helping children and teens achieve in three priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Boys & Girls Clubs work to ensure that young people have a positive, impactful Club experience and achieve the important outcomes that lead them to great futures.