Balls OUT Bingo is well and truly into its sixth year and just keeps going from strength to strength. It currently remains the strongest fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council with profits for the last 4 years being approximately $13,000 per year. This much loved event has also been the recipient of 3 Queens Ball Awards for Regular Event of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017.
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 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 3 years in a row and the calendar sells out each year, with 2017 being the best year to date, selling 200 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 nights with the first being held at the Stones Corner Hotel in November 2017 with plans already happening for a return to the Stones Corner Hotel on Saturday 31st March. BIG Balls OUT Bingo is slightly different to our regular bingo with bigger prizes each round and a huge jackpot round in Game 10.
The exciting news for 2018 is that Balls OUT Bingo is now available for private functions. 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.
A NEW SUNDAY AFTERNOON EVENT
Balls OUT Bingo is also bringing the community a brand-new fundraising event at the Norman Park Sports and Community Club beginning in February. Hot Hot Sundays is an afternoon of bingo, barefoot bowls, Drag Shows on the green, live music and, of course, fun! Hosted by Candy Surprise with shows from the legendary Miss Synthetique, Hot Hot Sundays commences on 4th February the event will run on the 1st Sunday of every month.
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, Body by Shai, KLM, Queer Privilege, Scarlet, John Bortolin Photographer, Applied Mass, Brisbears, BootCo, Shades of Play.