Emerge Strong Fundraiser - Virtual Drag Queen Bingo
BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council invites you to join us to kick off Pride month, on June 3rd, for a rousing night of Virtual Drag Queen Bingo hosted by Poison Waters & Friends. Glitz and glam with loads of laughs, you’ll not want to miss this opportunity to join a Zoom call that’s actually fun! You’ll play your virtual bingo card on your smartphone or iPad while participating on the Zoom call on your laptop or PC. Be sure to invite your friends and bring your favorite beverage for a meaningful community building night celebrating Pride month!
All proceeds from this Virtual Drag Queen Bingo will support BGCSF's EMERGE STRONG | STAND WITH KIDS Campaign. This work simply isn’t possible without the generosity of supporters like you.
Thank you so much to our NextGen Virtual Drag Queen Bingo with Poison Waters & Friends Co-Chairs, Blair Evans and Justin LoTurco!
Date: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 from 5:50pm to 7:15pm PST / 8:50pm to 10:15pm EST Suggested Donation: $40. Zoom and bingo links will be sent after registration. Materials Needed: You, Zoom, virtual bingo card, and a drink of your choice. Event Structure: Our event will start with a presentation by BGCSF staff and youth on LGBTQ+ programming and resources at BGCSF. We will then transition into bingo and play a total of six bingo games with a performance mid-way through the event and another at the end of the event. When the bingo portion of the event ends, Poison Waters will host a Q & A sharing about their journey and what drag means to them.
Click "Donate Now" at the top of this page to register. Zoom information will be sent after you register.
- You will need access to Zoom (we will send you the link after you register).
- The virtual bingo cards will be sent to you before the event.
- All participants will learn the rules and directions at the beginning of the event.
- There will be 2 rounds with three games each round. You will have six chances to win a prize!
- Each round is played on its own virtual bingo card. The cards are “refreshable” so after each round everyone will clear their card and start again.
- In between rounds there will be two performances by Syra St. James.
- Bring your favorite beverage!
For more information or questions, please contact Carter Ashforth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-445-5482.
All attendees are also invited to our Identity & Pride virtual exhibit (it's free!), which will be on Friday, June 11th, featuring artwork from BGCSF Club members in 7th - 12th grades. A brief preview of this special event will be featured at the beginning of Bingo on June 3rd.
During a five month fellowship funded by the CA Arts Council, LGBTQ+/ally youth reflected on their identities and challenges and explored creative arts as a tool for expression and healing.
The final projects address issues such as empowerment, sexual identity, gender expression and euphoria, allyship, and the LGBTQ+ community and race. Let’s celebrate the courage and imagination of our amazing artivists.
BGCSF Identity + Pride Virtual Art Exhibit will be on Friday, June 11th. RSVP link will be sent to all Bingo attendees.
As we navigate our way out of this pandemic, the Club’s primary focus is on support for distance learning, supplemental education services, wellness and mental health services, recreation, and daily breakfast and lunch. BGCSF has 12 locations open for young people to access the Clubs in person and two locations running virtually. Additionally, several specific programs across the organization are operating virtually.
Throughout the pandemic, BGCSF has held the health and safety of our youth and staff at the forefront of all our decision making. To stay safe, the number of youth served each day at the Club is limited, the Clubs effectively manage all necessary cleaning supplies and PPE and invest time and resources in staff training.
As long as we feel that BGCSF can function safely, the doors of the Clubs will remain open to the youth in our community who need us the most.