WiderNet Thanks Those Who Made the High Rollers for Education Casino Night and the WiderNet Car Wash a Success

On the night of Thursday, April 28, Old Brick was abuzz with people gambling for a cause. The High Rollers for Education Casino Night raised money for teacher training colleges in Liberia. The night featured three local entertainment groups: Intersection, UI Breakers, and Attic Party. In between each set, raffle prizes donated by local businesses were auctioned off, as gamblers raised oversized playing cards to signal their bid. People placed their bets at poker, black jack, roulette and craps tables and collected chips throughout the night. A slideshow projected on the wall displayed pictures of students and teachers at the University of Liberia, reminding attendees where the money being raised would go. The event was a great success, and would not have happened had it not been for the generous work of volunteers, donors, and the High Rollers for Education Committee. 

After a couple unexpected rainy days, the Car Wash for Liberia finally happened. With a combined effort of 12 dedicated volunteers, many of whom were from the Hope House in Coralville, and Alba Anderson, our Volunteer Coordinator, the wash lasted from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on July 17. Our volunteers deserve an enormous "thank you" for their hard work and commitment. With them, the combined Casino Night and Car Wash raised over $1,000 for Liberia. WiderNet is very pleased and grateful to all who put so much time and effort into making “High Rollers for Education” and the Car Wash so successful.