Rotary Online Bingo to generate largest donation yet
A sensation of the pandemic, the hugely popular online bingo games are generating impressive dollars for Rotary Clubs around the Kootenays and further afield.
Rotary Community Online Bingo was started in April 2020 by Golden Rotary Club in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Originally started to help keep people connected during the initial lockdown period, it quickly transitioned to an opportunity to support and engage with the community overall and was a source of fun and entertainment across the province. Thanks to the support of our players we have been able to continue the program and expand it to include more Rotary Clubs and more communities,” Golden Rotary outlined.
Both tonight’s regular and progressive pots have sold out.
With this being the largest progressive ever and the one-year anniversary the Golden Rotary Club and all the partner clubs are supporting our communities with the largest donation in its history – a $50,0000 donation to support the ongoing operations of JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna.
JoeAnna’s House provides much needed accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at Kelowna General.
“In our smaller communities many people must travel to Kelowna to receive medical care they require. With this gift we wanted to provide a positive impact to as many people as we could and JoeAnna’s house seemed the perfect fit,” Rotary said in a media release.
“Many of the Rotary Clubs involved in Rotary Community Online Bingo supported the initial construction and it holds a special place in our hearts.”