United Way of the New River Valley hosted their 7th annual formal fundraiser, Valentines in Vegas, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the German Club Manor in Blacksburg, VA. This year’s event raised nearly $20,000, almost $3,000 over the projected goal and $6,000 over last year’s records. All funds raised will benefit the local human and health building efforts in the community and our 25 local partner agencies.
The fundraiser this year featured casino games including Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, some very lively slot machines, and a fabulous Craps table. Guests loved the local jazz band, The Jamtastics, who performed live during the evening. This year’s guests also enjoyed an elegant dinner buffet complete with a beef tenderloin carving station, cash bars, and a Magic Mirror photo booth. The silent auction and prizes featured donated items and gift certificates from local businesses and included passes to Disney World, Dollywood and Floyd Fest, a 14.5 Dagger Stratos Kayak, a Family Fun Basket, a Nintendo Switch, and much more! The lucky winners at the end of the night took home 27 prize packs and 23 silent auction baskets, a combined value of over $19,000.
A special thank you to United Way’s Jackpot sponsors: Pinnacle Financial Partners, Cumulus Media and Real Life Dental. We are also grateful for sponsors AesirTech, First Piedmont Waste Solutions, HHHunt/Foxridge, National Bank of Blacksburg, Green-Eyed Designs, Campus Automotive/Macco, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Old Town Printing, and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
If you would like additional information, or want to get involved with this event or other United Way activities, please contact United Way of the New River Valley at (540) 381-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.