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Friday night is 'Big Casino Night' for Big Brothers Big Sisters; Tickets still available

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa will be holding their 2018 Big Casino Night tomorrow night (February 9) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Big Casino Night features appetizers & desserts, bingo, a silent auction and, of course, casino gaming.  But the best part, it's all for an important cause. 

"All the money raised Friday night will go back into the community to help fund one-to-one mentoring for those kids who are facing some sort of diversity in their lives," said Casey Conry, BBBSNEIA Special Events Coordinator.  "It's more than just gambling.  It's the potential to change lives."

The event is held at the Black's Building (501 Sycamore) downtown Waterloo.  They are hoping the roads will be cleared after tonight's snow storm and that they'll have a turnout of 150 to 200 people. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door, through the event Facebook page, or on the Eventbrite website.

BBBSNEIA is celebrating its 55th Birthday this year.  With that, they will be launching a campaign in March to find 55 Big Brothers, as men mentors are the hardest to find in our community.  If you're interested in being a Big Brother or Big Sister (yes, they have many girl Littles who need mentors, too!), please click here.

KWWL's Abby Turpin is an honorary member of the BBBSNEIA's Board of Directors, and also serves as their Celebrity Ambassador.  For more information on everything BBBSNEIA does in the Cedar Valley and how you can get involved, feel free to contact Abby through her Facebook page.

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