Designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman supports Italian soccer excursion, Cancer Assistance Program

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

A designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School will help the school’s boys soccer team enjoy an Italian sports and cultural experience.

The Dec. 1 event also raised funds for Hamilton’s Cancer Assistance Program, a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families affected by cancer.

Guests were invited to buy their tickets in advance to play bingo. Instead of winning money like a typical bingo event, designer handbags were given out as prizes. Guests also had an opportunity to win door prizes.

Prizes included genuine designer purses worth $200-$500 each, from Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Fossil and more.

The event was a huge success with over 360 tickets sold.

Several teachers and community members helped make the event possible. The committee included Elvira Beltrame Presta, Debbie Logel-Butler, Brenda Beltrame-Ferritto, Gerry Moretuzzo, Guy Venneri, Lido Allega, Lisa Owens and one of the parents, Josie Moretuzzo. Cardinal Newman principal Dean Difrancesco and vice-principal Anthony Macaluso also supported the event.

Lisa Owens, president of the Cancer Assistance Program, and a Cardinal Newman teacher, felt the event was a great way for the soccer team to get involved, to give back to the community and raise awareness for the charity.

“We are certainly grateful when we have youth that are involved,” she said. “It’s nice to see the soccer players go out and sell the tickets, so they can fund their own trip. It’s nice to see youth both raising money for their own cause and giving back to another nonprofit charity as well, which is Cancer Assistance Program, because the stats of one in two people having cancer is going to touch the lives of a family at some point.”

The Cancer Assistance Program receives no government funding and relies on fundraising events. This bingo event was a perfect way to raise awareness and collect money for the organization.

Macaluso said the event was a huge hit with a great outcome for both the Cancer Assistance Program and the boys’ soccer team.

“We are very pleased and thankful to everyone who supported our successful fundraiser,” he said. “With the proceeds, we are able to not only support our students here at Newman, but also make a substantial contribution to the Cancer Assistance Program who does so many good things for people battling cancer.”

Cardinal Newman soccer players participated in the event and contributed by either selling tickets, volunteering to get door prizes or sponsors or bagging groceries at Fortinos.

Designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman supports Italian soccer excursion, Cancer Assistance Program

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

A designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School will help the school’s boys soccer team enjoy an Italian sports and cultural experience.

The Dec. 1 event also raised funds for Hamilton’s Cancer Assistance Program, a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families affected by cancer.

Guests were invited to buy their tickets in advance to play bingo. Instead of winning money like a typical bingo event, designer handbags were given out as prizes. Guests also had an opportunity to win door prizes.

Prizes included genuine designer purses worth $200-$500 each, from Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Fossil and more.

The event was a huge success with over 360 tickets sold.

Several teachers and community members helped make the event possible. The committee included Elvira Beltrame Presta, Debbie Logel-Butler, Brenda Beltrame-Ferritto, Gerry Moretuzzo, Guy Venneri, Lido Allega, Lisa Owens and one of the parents, Josie Moretuzzo. Cardinal Newman principal Dean Difrancesco and vice-principal Anthony Macaluso also supported the event.

Lisa Owens, president of the Cancer Assistance Program, and a Cardinal Newman teacher, felt the event was a great way for the soccer team to get involved, to give back to the community and raise awareness for the charity.

“We are certainly grateful when we have youth that are involved,” she said. “It’s nice to see the soccer players go out and sell the tickets, so they can fund their own trip. It’s nice to see youth both raising money for their own cause and giving back to another nonprofit charity as well, which is Cancer Assistance Program, because the stats of one in two people having cancer is going to touch the lives of a family at some point.”

The Cancer Assistance Program receives no government funding and relies on fundraising events. This bingo event was a perfect way to raise awareness and collect money for the organization.

Macaluso said the event was a huge hit with a great outcome for both the Cancer Assistance Program and the boys’ soccer team.

“We are very pleased and thankful to everyone who supported our successful fundraiser,” he said. “With the proceeds, we are able to not only support our students here at Newman, but also make a substantial contribution to the Cancer Assistance Program who does so many good things for people battling cancer.”

Cardinal Newman soccer players participated in the event and contributed by either selling tickets, volunteering to get door prizes or sponsors or bagging groceries at Fortinos.

Designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman supports Italian soccer excursion, Cancer Assistance Program

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

A designer purse bingo at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School will help the school’s boys soccer team enjoy an Italian sports and cultural experience.

The Dec. 1 event also raised funds for Hamilton’s Cancer Assistance Program, a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families affected by cancer.

Guests were invited to buy their tickets in advance to play bingo. Instead of winning money like a typical bingo event, designer handbags were given out as prizes. Guests also had an opportunity to win door prizes.

Prizes included genuine designer purses worth $200-$500 each, from Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Fossil and more.

The event was a huge success with over 360 tickets sold.

Several teachers and community members helped make the event possible. The committee included Elvira Beltrame Presta, Debbie Logel-Butler, Brenda Beltrame-Ferritto, Gerry Moretuzzo, Guy Venneri, Lido Allega, Lisa Owens and one of the parents, Josie Moretuzzo. Cardinal Newman principal Dean Difrancesco and vice-principal Anthony Macaluso also supported the event.

Lisa Owens, president of the Cancer Assistance Program, and a Cardinal Newman teacher, felt the event was a great way for the soccer team to get involved, to give back to the community and raise awareness for the charity.

“We are certainly grateful when we have youth that are involved,” she said. “It’s nice to see the soccer players go out and sell the tickets, so they can fund their own trip. It’s nice to see youth both raising money for their own cause and giving back to another nonprofit charity as well, which is Cancer Assistance Program, because the stats of one in two people having cancer is going to touch the lives of a family at some point.”

The Cancer Assistance Program receives no government funding and relies on fundraising events. This bingo event was a perfect way to raise awareness and collect money for the organization.

Macaluso said the event was a huge hit with a great outcome for both the Cancer Assistance Program and the boys’ soccer team.

“We are very pleased and thankful to everyone who supported our successful fundraiser,” he said. “With the proceeds, we are able to not only support our students here at Newman, but also make a substantial contribution to the Cancer Assistance Program who does so many good things for people battling cancer.”

Cardinal Newman soccer players participated in the event and contributed by either selling tickets, volunteering to get door prizes or sponsors or bagging groceries at Fortinos.