Washougal, WA — The Camas Athletics Boosters Club is busy preparing for this Saturday’s Black & Red Rendezvous event, which is a major fundraiser for local athletics programs.
Beginning this Saturday, May 20 at 5:30 pm the Westlie Ford dealership showroom will transform into a casino night with festivities presented by Wild Bill’s Casino. Ticket buyers (21 and older) will get to enjoy a night of blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas hold ‘em poker.
“It will be a lot of fun,” said Amy Stoller, of the Camas Athletics Booster Club. “We hope to meet our financial goals for this event.”
Attendees may dress formal, casual or crazy creative, but it must be black and red. There will be bragging rights and prizes for the best dressed. The event also includes a silent auction, as well as a live auction at 9 pm.
Tickets cost $75 a person or $125 per couple. To purchase tickets, visit www.camasboosters.org
The Camas Athletics Boosters Club fills in funding gaps to support Camas athletics programs. Over a five year period the organization has raised $500,000, and those funds are dispersed to local teams through an official grant process. Examples of grants given include Camas High School scoreboards, girls wrestling uniforms, cheer uniforms, trainer’s cart for all sports, boys basketball travel gear, swim team travel gear, basketball and volleyball lockers, girls soccer warm ups, and much more. Grants are given to both Camas High School, as well as middle schools.
The board consists of 10-15 volunteer members and four officers. Money is raised through major fundraising events like the casino night, the annual golf tournament, concession sales, apparel sales at home football games, and general donations.