Central WY Boys and Girls Club raised over $ 700,000 in fundraiser
The Boys and Girls Clubs of central Wyoming held their 22nd annual reverse raffle and auction on Saturday bringing together hundreds of supporters for an event in Casper.
Entrants bid on silent auction packages, live auction experiences and items, and had a chance to win a 2020 Dodge Ram.
The total amount of the preliminary event is estimated at $ 703,350.
Pledges made during the auction portion of the event help fund teen programming and provide mental health support to the kids at the club.
CEO Ashley Bright said:
“Our youth and teens need a positive place to belong more than ever. This incredible support will help the children of Wyoming feel connected and cared for. support, recreation and friendship for the more than 3,000 members and thousands of other youth served through outreach boys and girls clubs in central Wyoming. “
Bright said he was surprised they raised over $ 700,000, as the event typically raises between $ 450,000 and $ 600,000.
Also during the event, Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos Super Bowl champion and Boys and Girls Club alumni, shared with the audience how the club transformed his life as a kid and helped him become an athlete.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of central Wyoming operate in Natrona, Converse, Fremont and Johnson counties.
The money raised from the reverse raffle and auction is in addition to the boys and girls club’s annual operating budget, bringing the current total to $ 3.9 million, with the remainder of the money coming from grants and other donations.