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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Here are some photos of the Legendary Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's. Please join us next year (if we can wait that long!) when we have this great event again.

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Bingo Night a Raging Success!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support! Our first major fundraiser, Legendary Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood, was a wonderful success and a lot of fun.

It was rather nerve-wracking to be hosting our first fundraiser...what if no one came? What if we didn't make any money to justify the hours of work we put into coordinating and cashing in favors to get fantastic prizes? I dragged (no pun intended - we were at Hamburger Mary's!) my husband to the first show (they have a 7pm and 9pm show and we were scheduled for the second show of the night) so that I could get a feel for what happened during Bingo Night. I figured it would help me relax and enjoy our show. I was having a blast the moment we sat down with bingo cards and dobbers in hand.

By the final bingo game of the first show (benefitting PAWS LA - an AWESOME organization), I realized that the line of people waiting for our show was out the door and around the building! I saw the faces of friends and supporters (what would I do without you?), but also of people who were just showing up for their weekly night of bingo. I decided to schmooze a little and introduce myself to people that were showing up without necessarily knowing about the Ozzy Foundation and everyone seemed very supportive of what we are trying to do.

Bingo was hilarious...One of our board members brought her unsuspecting parents to the event and her dad won a bingo game! I think some of us in the younger crowd were more shocked at the "goings on" of the night than Mom & Dad were!

The first exciting moment was when the ball-callers (Jeffery, Bingo Boy) and the guest ball-callers saw our prizes and commented that they were the best they had seen in their years doing Legendary Bingo. The winners seemed excited to get their prizes, especially the man who won the basket containing a certificate for "Spanking Lessons" from the Pleasure Chest!

Before I go, I wanted to publicly thank the most amazing, talented, kind and creative board of directors I have EVER served with. Jenny, Sheila, Matt...I will never forget how hard you worked to make this a success and I am so honored to be working on ANYTHING with you guys! Also, thank you so much to Chaz, Andy, and all of the wonderful supporters who came out on a Wednesday night, including some of the donors of our great prizes!

Until the next blog...

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