Events & Fundraisers
Simply put, our lives and world have changed over the past few months. With the effects of the coronavirus pandemic still very present across our community, Northern Plains Eye Foundation has made the tough decision to cancel our only annual fundraiser, Casino Royale Charity Affair, which was planned for Saturday, September 26.
Although we are deeply disappointed, with still so many uncertainties and wide-ranging concerns, we could not risk the safety and wellbeing of our sponsors, guests, and volunteers. And to not host our “Party with a Purpose” in our trademark style, due to social distancing and other present restrictions, would put a huge damper on the fun atmosphere and social interaction for which Casino Royale is known.
Even though much has changed these past months due to the pandemic, our mission to protect vision and restore sight has not. Last year your valued contributions to Casino Royale raised almost $30,000 in net proceeds to carry forward important and unduplicated vision outreach in our communities.
The generous Casino Royale Title, Major, and Supporting Sponsors whose logos are shown above, along with many other Casino Royale General Sponsors, have kindly agreed to donate their sponsorship to support our mission. We are encouraged and humbled by the outpouring of support from these community partners and grateful for their culture of supporting nonprofits like Northern Plains Eye Foundation.
And, we hope we can count on your support as well – as we carry forward Casino Royal fundraising “social distancing style.” Would you kindly consider joining our Casino Royale sponsors by donating to the Casino Royale “Social Distancing” Fundraiser by Saturday, September 26, to sustain our mission and keep the fun and friendship of Casino Royale alive until we can gather together again?
To add a little fun…get in on your chance to “roll the dice!” Instead of holding our Casino Royale raffle in the traditional way, Black Hills Insurance Agency, our Casino Royale Raffle Sponsor, has graciously agreed to rework the raffle this year and everyone making a donation to Casino Royale by Saturday, September 26, no matter how large or small, will be included in a drawing for the customary $500 cash prize!
We enormously value your friendship, generosity, and belief in the work we do and are very much looking forward to seeing you face-to-face at next year’s Casino Royale Charity Affair on Saturday, September 25, 2021! In the meantime, please stay safe.
With appreciation and best regards,