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Boys & Girls Club Casino Night Fundraiser Friday | neighborhood supplement

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGC) will be hosting their annual Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, April 22 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St.

This year, BGC celebrates its 15th anniversary in Lincoln. The fundraiser is the first of many celebrations planned to celebrate the event.

Attendees will find food and drink, live entertainment, casino games, raffles and more. Local celebrity stockists will include Darin Erstad, Carol Frost, Nancy Metcalf, Ronnie Green and many more.

“I’m thrilled to lead an organization that not only prepares young people for the jobs of the future, but for jobs that don’t even exist yet,” says Executive Director Kimberly Goins. “Our programming focuses on real solutions that are needed across the state. An investment in Boys and Girls Clubs is a direct investment in the growth and sustainability of the state. Our true value proposition is that we not only prioritize the social needs of our young people, but also, and most importantly, their economic future.

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A $75 general admission ticket includes dinner and $2,000 in gaming chips. Customers can also enter a raffle to win a trip to choose between a Cancun vacation, a Nashville tour, a getaway in San Francisco and Sonoma, a golf experience in Monterey or a cash prize. All funds raised during Casino Night will allow Boys and Girls Clubs to continue to provide vital resources and high-impact programs to youth and their families.

Over the past year, BGC has continued to provide meal services and worked on innovative ways to impact Lincoln Public Schools students and the community with programs like BGC in a Box, which brought club programs to students’ homes during COVID-related school closures. This summer, they will continue to host in-person programs to provide young people with a fun and safe place to continue learning during school vacations.

Those interested in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs at Casino Night can visit www.lincolnbgc.org/casino-night. The event will be conducted in accordance with CDC safety recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. People must be 18 or older to attend.