Bingo Used to Raise Funds for Special Olympics
Bingo is doing its bit for kids with special intellectual needs. Every Spring, the Special Olympics host their games at the Westminster High School in Carroll County, and according to Donna McGuire, fundraising co-ordinator for the Special Olympics Carroll County, it’s worth every last effort. McGuire says that it’s the look of absolute astonishment and surprise on the faces of the children whenever they achieve something that they never thought possible, that makes every hour that’s lovingly devoted to the initiative, time well spent.
McGuire said that the parents of the children aren’t expected to contribute towards any of the food, transport, medals or shirts, as the Special Olympics committee is well aware of the astronomical costs faced by the parents of intellectually challenged children on a day to day basis. The committee relies solely on fundraising and the help of the community to make the annual Special Olympics a reality.
But what role then does Bingo play in all of this?
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The committee has one of its biggest fundraising events of the year coming right up. Tickets to the Special Olympics Carroll County’s annual Spring Designer Bag Bingo and vendor event is now officially on sale, and all of the proceeds gained from the sales are put to good use for the benefit of the special athletes living in the Carroll County community.
According to McGuire, this will be the 9th year that the Bingo event will be staged. Previously, said McGuire, the event took place in the Fall, but due to popular demand, it’s now been bumped up to two events every year; one in the Fall and one in Spring.
20 Bucks Gets You A Game And More
The next big Bingo fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March the 9th. The doors will open at 4pm, and the action officially gets underway at 7pm. Early-bird tickets are sold at $18 a piece, and tickets will also be on sale at the door at $20 each.
Those merely wanting to see what the vendors have to offer are only charged a $5 entry fee. But adding a few dollars more for a good cause, secures your seat in a fun game. 20 games are included in the fee, and additional cards may be purchased at $5 for a packet.
Lots to do, lots to eat, and a good old game of Bingo as a special bonus. We can hardly think of a better way to support and celebrate the lives of children who manage to shine triumphantly in the face of extreme difficulties.