The Richmond Service League is hosting its fifth annual Bunco tournament at Hudson Brother’s Deli in Rockingham on Saturday.
The tourney will kick off at 6 p.m., and all proceeds will benefit the FirstHealth Cancer Care Fund.
“We really want people to know that the money we raise stays in Richmond County to help community members,” said Julie Cameron, Service League VP. “The money helps women without insurance get mammograms, and also helps women fighting breast cancer pay for medications. This is a really important cause.”
About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of a lifetime, and North Carolina ranks 10th in the U.S. for new cases of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
“Breast cancer is something that has touched many people in our community,” said Service League President Dena Cook. “The Service League is proud that so many people have continued to show support for this cause since we started the tournament.”
Service League member Jo Ann Thurman is enthusiastic about the upcoming game.
“Bunco is so easy to play,” said Thurman. “It’s just a lot of fun, and so simple. I want to invite everyone to come out and play for a good cause.”
Bunco is a game of dice, played in rounds. Players take turns rolling the dice and trying to accumulate as many points as possible to win each round.
The donation to play is $10 per person, or $40 for a team of four. Teams that register before Saturday can do so for $35.
To find out more or to register early, contact Julie Cameron at 910-695-5425.
“We’ll have raffles, and prizes for first through fourth place winners,” said Cameron.
— Staff Writer Kelli Easterling can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at email@example.com.