Balls OUT Bingo is into its eighth year and it just keeps going from strength to strength. It currently remains the strongest fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council with profits for the last financial year 17/18 being approximately $23,000. This is double the profit from the previous year. This much loved event has also been the recipient of 4 Queens Ball Awards for Regular Event of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Balls OUT Bingo happens every Friday night at The Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill and is hosted by Brisbane Drag Queen, Candy Surprise. As a classic all-round entertainer and live singer, Candy keeps the crowd in fits of laughter all night. This fundraiser provides much needed funds to QuAC but also offers a fun and alternate type of entertainment for the LGBTI community.
Of course, Balls OUT Bingo does not stop there! We have also produced the Boys of Balls OUT Bingo Calendar 4 years in a row and the calendar sells out each year, with 2018 being the best year to date, selling almost 300 calendars. This could not be possible without the great support of our photographer, John Bortolin, who donates his time and expertise each year to bring out the best in our ball boys for the calendar.
We also have our BIG Balls OUT Bingo at the Stones Corner Hotel every 3 months so please check the Balls OUT Bingo Brisbane Facebook page for the dates. BIG Balls OUT Bingo is slightly different to our regular bingo with bigger prizes each round and a huge jackpot round in Game 10.
Balls OUT Bingo is now appearing in different suburbs around Brisbane and Ipswich so keep an eye on our Facebook page for these places and dates.
The other exciting news is that Balls OUT Bingo is now available for private functions. Fees vary dependant on the type of event. So if you want something a little bit different to entertain your guests, get in contact with Jan Thwaites in the Brisbane office on 07 3017 1779 to discuss the possibility of booking Balls OUT Bingo for your event.
QuAC would like to sincerely thank all of our players for supporting this fundraising night, which also wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing generosity of our major sponsors and prize supporters. Bingo books are on sale from 7.30pm, balls drop at 8pm. As the event often sells out it’s essential you book your table by calling Sporties on 07 3831 2892.
Thank you all, and let’s keep putting the fun into fundraising.
Major Sponsors: The Sportsman Hotel
Major Supporters: Number 29, Gay & Lesbian Matchmaker, 4D Events, KLM, Queer Privilege, House of Blousie, John Bortolin Photographer, Brisbane Hustlers, Brisbane Tritons, Brisbears, BootCo, Shades of Play.