Colorado Charitable Bingo Association Urges Public to Vote YES on Amendment F to Help Nonprofits Raise Critical Funds for Those in Need

(October 20, 2022) – For more than 70 years, many of Colorado’s nonprofit organizations have relied on revenue generated from charitable bingo games to help meet their mission to serve others in need. Unfortunately, a trend is threatening their ability to raise critical funds through charitable bingo.

 
Since 1991, Colorado has seen a 25% reduction in charitable bingo licenses and a 68% reduction in charitable bingo play. The reason is simple- a lack of volunteers to help run these charitable bingo games.
 
Nonprofit organizations around the state support an upcoming November ballot measure (Amendment F) that would bring current Colorado’s outdated constitution and give charitable organizations the option to compensate bingo volunteers up to the minimum wage to help run our charitable bingo events.  
 
“The compensation prohibition adopted in 1980 is severely outdated and our bingo laws need to be more reflective of today’s reality,” said Corky Kyle, Executive Vice-President of the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association (CCBA). “Unlike general gambling, charitable bingo revenues are reinvested into the communities Coloradoans live and work. These funds are critical to these organizations and our communities.”
 
The CCBA, including the organizations below, urges everyone to vote YES on Amendment F this November 8th and support all the important work charities do for communities, families, and individuals across Colorado.
 
Supporting Organizations:
 
Bingo World Colorado Springs, Colorado
Northglenn High School Band Booster Northglenn, Colorado
Almost Home Adoptions Westminister, Colorado
Longmont Bingo Longmont, Colorado
Turn of the Century Aurora, Colorado
Bingo Oasis Northglenn, Colorado
Bingo Docs Aurora, Colorado
Central City Elks Central City, Colorado
American Legion #111 Lewisville, Colorado
Knights of Columbus #2096 Alamosa, Colorado
Chelsea Foundation Aurora, Colorado
Colorado Rapids Soccer Club Aurora, Colorado
Academy of Charter Schools Northglenn, Colorado
Harmony Acres Grand Junction, Colorado
Longmont Bingo Longmont, Colorado
Carefree Bingo Colorado Spring, Colorado
Colorado Storm Soccer Club Denver, Colorado
Gold Mine Bingo Grand Junction, Colorado
Knights of Columbus # 3285 Westminster, Colorado
American Legion Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Frederick High School Booster Club Fredrick, Colorado
Winners Bingo Aurora, Colorado
Barry’s Bingo Denver, Colorado
American Legion Post # 21 Golden, Colorado
Turn II Bingo Denver, Colorado
St. John Newman Church Pueblo, Colorado
American Legion Post #113 Alamosa, Colorado
Continental Color Guard Denver, Colorado
Elks # 1771 Lakewood, Colorado
Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment Center Thornton, Colorado

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