Dice rolling, people laughing, and then an excited yell, Bunco! On Saturday, May 13, 2017, High Desert Homeless Services (HDHS), the local Homeless Shelter had a Bunco Tournament. With the gracious support of sponsors, including Trinity Lutheran Church, who generously offered their facility for our use, the fundraising event went amazingly. The event included a Oggi's pizza meal, with delicious pastries, and drinks for all. All was included in the small $20 donation.
Those who wanted additional chances to win great prizes purchased raffle tickets for their chance to win camping gear, household items, donated prizes, gift baskets, and even a pair of Disneyland tickets. The room was filled with happy faces, excitedly rolling the dice to see if they might be a winner. Prizes were provided by MMEC, HDHS Board Secretary Karen Maxwell, Oggi’s Pizza, Nanas Pearls, A Touch for Your Health Massage, Home Depot, Walmart, and Disneyland. Volunteers included the Serrano High School Socially Aware Club, who did an amazing job helping to set up, directing attendees to parking, and serving food and drinks to those playing.
The winner of the most Buncos went home with $200 in cash and even the person with the most losses got a prize. If you missed this Bunco event, there are more coming soon. Upcoming events are on June 10th and July 8th.
Anyone who would like to reserve their seat or if you have any other questions you can call (760)245-5991. High Desert Homeless Services still needs business cash and prize sponsors for the future events. If you would be willing to make a difference by becoming a sponsor, please call or email (760)245-5991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.