Bunco tournament fundraiser for Rockwall Child Advocacy Center a big success

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2016) Over 300 people packed Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse to participate in the Annual Bunco Night tournament benefiting the Rockwall Child Advocacy Center on Tuesday, April 5. The event, hosted for the second year by local nonprofit HUMANKindness, saw many women and even a few men join in the Bunco fun for a great cause. Folks also enjoyed a silent auction, raffle prizes, swag bags, a cash bar, appetizers served by Zanata and tasty treats provided by Pastries & Prints.

“We started our nonprofit a little over two months ago in order to continue putting on this event to support the community,” said Natalee Ridenhour, HUMANKindness co-founder. “We are so blessed that we were able to meet some very important people.”

The event raised over $11,000 for the Rockwall CAC, greatly building on the $7,400 raised in last year’s Bunco fundraiser. Ridenhour said the event couldn’t have been a success without the support of the Soroptmists and volunteers / supporters of the Rockwall CAC.

“The Soroptmist group has been so supportive of us,” Ridenhour said. “The task force for the Children’s Advocacy Center — everything from donations to support and resources — they are a large part of why this event turned out so well. We genuinely appreciate the support from all our volunteers.”

HUMANKindness organizes fundraisers for local charities supporting woman, children, and animals. The nonprofit’s mission is to support children and animals who need an extra hand, be it an animal shelter that desperately needs a new building, homeless children, single moms and/or underprivileged kids in the suburbs. All proceeds from the fundraisers go to causes throughout the state of Texas as well as across the United States.

For more info on HUMANKindness visit humankindnesstx.org.

Story and photos by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News editor.

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