Club Supporters Hit it Big for Boys & Girls Clubs Members

More than 200 Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester supporters tried their luck and hit it big in support of Club members and programming at the 2nd annual Casino Night Fundraiser on January 26. The event, held at The Wintergarden in downtown Rochester, raised $68,900 (gross) for the youth development organization.  

See photos from the event! 

Presented by AT&T, the evening kicked off with a cocktail hour, followed by a strolling supper, gaming, silent auction, raffles and more. A special “Great Futures” cocktail, flashing pair of dice pin, prize wheel and cash call also helped raise funds for the Club. Glover-Crask Charitable Trust generously matched more than $10,000 of the cash call that evening.

Doug Emblidge, news anchor for 13WHAM-TV and Fox Rochester, captivated the crowd as the event emcee. Blackjack, craps, roulette and other popular game tables covered The Wintergarden floor. Shouts of success could be heard throughout the night as guests raked in the chips for a great cause.

Gaming chips, with no cash value, were exchanged for tickets that guests put toward raffle items of their choosing. Raffle items included specialty baskets with gift cards to local restaurants, gym memberships, local brewery packages and more. Attendees could also bid on silent auction items, from tickets to the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans, to summer camp at The Harley School, a spa package and more.

In addition to playing games, guests had the opportunity to learn more about the impact of the Club from a special video premier featuring Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester staff. Robert Miller, Club member and Western New York Youth of the Year, also shared his positive experience at the Club and how the programs and mentors have changed his life.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors and guests for hitting the jackpot for our kids!     


Presenting Sponsor  




Royal Flush Sponsors

- Bond, Schoeneck & King 

- Premium Mortgage Corporation

- Harris Beach, PLLC

- IVY Academia Group 

- Lewis Tree Service

- Modular Comfort Systems

- Nairy Mechanical LLC


Full House Sponsors

- Buckingham Properties / Bene-Care

- The Steve Wrobbel Team at Howard Hannah Properties

- Fairport Savings Bank

- Insero & Co., CPAs

- Mangione & Associates, P.C. 

- Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Pair of Aces Sponsors

- Rochester RazorSharks 

- Allstate, Your Family Agency

- CW&S

- Evapco

- The Harley School