Las Vegas is more than 3,000 miles away from Tortola, but the BVI Humane Society brought a touch of Sin City to the Virgin Islands on Saturday night with its annual Gaming Night fundraiser in Nanny Cay.
“I love this event,” said Road Town resident Christine Nissen, explaining that she has attended for eight years in a row. “It’s always a pleasure to be here.”
Ms. Nissen is clearly not the only one who enjoys Gaming Night.
Throughout the evening, about 300 participants came out to try their luck at poker, blackjack, roulette or crab racing.
Players then cashed in their chips for a variety of donated prizes, including fruit baskets, wine, gift certificates and even hotel stays.
On Tuesday evening, society board member Nancy Woodfield-Pascoe reported that the fundraiser had brought in just over $28,000.
Additionally, Peg Leg’s restaurant will be donating a percentage of its food and drink sales from the evening to the shelter, she said.
See the March 20, 2017 edition for full coverage.