ROTARY CLUB OF DULUTH INVITES COMMUNITY TO 4TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FEATURING TEXAS HOLD’EM & BINGO + SILENT AUCTION
TO SEND LOCAL CHILDREN TO SUMMER DAY CAMP
The Rotary Club of Duluth will host their fourth annual Players’ Party, featuring Texas Hold’em and Bingo plus a silent auction, on Thursday, January 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Gwinnett Place Marriott on 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. The event begins with a social hour and the games start at 7:00 p.m. Members of the community are warmly invited to attend. All proceeds will be used to cover the cost of sending between 20 and 30 children who are residents of Rainbow Village to summer day camp at Bunten Road Park in Duluth.
Rainbow Village, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is a one-to-two year transitional program that provides temporary housing and support for homeless families with children in Duluth. To be accepted, carefully vetted applicants must demonstrate their willingness to work towards self-sufficiency and stability at home by undergoing job counseling and participating in various courses, like parenting classes.
Rainbow Village provides afterschool programs but requires additional funding for childcare during the summer months. Consequently, Rotary Club of Duluth covers all fees for Rainbow Village kindergartners through eighth graders to attend Bunten Road Park’s day camp, operated by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Thanks to Duluth Rotary’s efforts and further assistance from Duluth Parks and Recreation, Rainbow Village children have participated in the day camp over the past three summers as campers or teen counselors in training. In addition to creating a fun, wholesome summertime experience for boys and girls, the opportunity also offers peace of mind to parents, who are free to focus on their jobs and other obligations.
Space is limited so reservations are required for the Thursday, January 24 Players’ Party. Tickets are available through Rotary Club of Duluth members and Michael Ballenger, Rotary Club of Duluth Treasurer. A $40-per-person ticket includes entry to the event, heavy hors d’ouvres, and choice of starting chips to play Texas Hold’em or cards to play Bingo. Game prizes and silent auction items feature airline tickets, premium golf packages, tickets to sporting events and live theatre productions, popular retail gift cards, getaways, dining, spa packages, original artwork, and much more. A cash bar will be available.
For reservations and additional information, please contact Mike Ballenger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Rainbow Village at www.rainbowvillage.org, or find Rotary Club of Duluth at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=3141 or on Facebook.