2019 Crystal Ball Fundraiser

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Join Us For A Night With James Bond…

You’re invited to our 54th Annual Crystal Ball fundraiser which benefits the programs offered by our two locations and families we serve in the greater St. Charles County communities.  

Mr. Zip Rzeppa - emcee Boys and Girls Club St. Charles County 2019 Crystal Ball

Emcee – Zip Rzeppa

DATE: February 9, 2019
LOCATION: Ameristar Casino
TIME:  
5:30 p.m. Registration Opens / 7:00 p.m. Dinner is served
ATTIRE:  Black Tie or Bondesque Attire

Our celebrity auctioneer for the event will by one of our favorite media personalities, Mr. Zip Rzeppa,

The evening will also include several “James Bond” inspired activities, cocktails, and both silent and live auctions for some amazing items and different experiences.

Featured Activities:

  • Shaken Not Stirred – for a donation of $25 the guest receives a commemorative martini glass that comes with free refills throughout the evening.
  • Casino Royale – for a donation of $25 guests are given 5 darts to select their “hand” in a big card poker game.  The guest with the best hand in the house walks away with a barrel of booze.
  • Diamonds are Forever – for a donation of $50 guests are given the opportunity to “dig” through our jewels in hopes to find a real loose stone.
  • Gold Finger – for a donation of $50 guests receive a unique ring and an opportunity to take home any live auction item of their choice!

Be sure to watch our Facebook Page for updates on items included in the evenings’ auctions.

How to Simplify Your Check-in At the Event

We have partnered with OneCause/Bid-Pal for this event which will allow us to simplify your participation in our Activities, Auction Bids, and Donations by using a pre-determined debit/credit card to complete your transactions.  This means, having cash on hand is not required!  To do so, we’ll be using their Mobile App through the evening to easily connect to their software services.  To simplify your Check-in at the door, please follow these three steps:

  1. Download the free OneCause App from your Apple App Store or the Google Play Store prior to arrival.
  2. Please set-up the App by identifying the credit/debit card you would like associated with your account for purchases through the App.
  3. Be sure to charge your phone so you have ample battery to participate through the evening.

Why We Need Your Help…

For more than 60 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) has delivered life-changing programs to vulnerable youth right here in St. Charles County.  Today, BGCSTC serves over 1100 young people annually, ages 6-18 years of age, through our Club membership and community outreach programs through our two facilities located in St. Charles and O’Fallon, MO.

These programs emphasize Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.  While St. Charles County is a thriving community, there are families within the boundaries of our county who struggle to provide for their families.  Over 62% of the children served by BGCSTC are considered “at-risk” meaning they live below the federally determined poverty level.  Over 28% of the Club’s members live in single-parent households, live with relatives, or reside in foster or group housing.  Besides providing a safe place for their kids to go after school or during the summer, many of those families also rely on our ability to provide a snack or meal for their child.  In fact, from September 2017 through June 2018, BGCSTC served over 32,000 meals and snacks to its members and guests free of charge.

While we do charge a nominal membership to help cover our operative costs, we still need the help of businesses and individuals in our community to execute and extend the reach of our programs so that no child is left behind. Your participation in this event and generous donations throughout the year, help us to continue to bridge that financial gap and continue to serve the children in our community and give them the best opportunity for a fulfilling future.

Thank you in advance for your sharing this event information with friends, family or co-workers, buying tickets to join us for the evening, or consideration to become a Sponsor for this event.  Our Member families appreciate your support.