Roll, laugh, win
By Amy C. Witt
exeter – A simple game of dice, luck and prizes, paired with good people, lots of fun and a glass of wine will give you an opportunity to not only meet new friends and get out of the house, but also help contribute to a good cause. Grab your loved one, best friend or come solo to the first annual Bunco for a Cure which kicks off the start of the 2017 Relay for Life season.
On Jan. 13, at 6 p.m., the Exeter Woman’s Club will transform into a night of rolling, laughing and winning as the community comes together for a healthy competition of bunco. Keri Mitchell, chair of the Exeter Relay for Life along with Debbie Sherer came together to create the event with a focus on building up the main Relay for Life event while increasing community involvement and awareness. In previous years, Sherer organized a Bunco for a Cure with Lincoln Elementary and raised $1,500. Knowing the potential success of the event sparked the idea to incorporate the fundraiser into the kickoff leading up to the main Relay for Life event. Sherer and Mitchell have set a goal of 15 tables filled and $1,600 raised at the Bunco for a Cure.
Various prizes and raffle items ranging from gift certificates, pedicures, oil changes and a Fresno State Bulldog basket will be awarded. Twenty-five raffle tickets can be purchased for $20. Finger foods and wine will be available.
If you are not familiar with bunco, the game consists of one table with four players at each. Players toss three dice to roll the same numbers as the round number. For example, on round one players want to roll all ones, twos for second round, threes for third round and so on. When all three dice come up as the same number as the round, the player yells out “bunco!” The head table controls the pace of the game and when a player at the head table gets 21 points or more, the round is over. Players will then move to a different table depending on if they won or lost the round.
The Relay for Life of Exeter is scheduled for May 20 at the Exeter High School Stadium. This year’s goal is set at $165,000 with 50 teams involved, 150 survivors participating and 5,000 luminaries. This year’s theme will be “Don’t Play Games with Cancer” from which teams will decorate sites with a concentration on games. For more information regarding the Bunco for a Cure, contact Debbie Sherer at 559-280-2981. For more information regarding the Relay for Life event visit www.relayforlife.org/exeterca.