FREWSBURG – A Jamestown area non-profit that continues the legacy of a late Sheriff’s Deputy is giving back to the community in quite an unusual way, via purse bingo.
Nicole Seeley with Fight For Seeley came up with the odd idea to raise money for the community through bingo games with beautiful handbags, wallets, and other goodies up for grabs.
“Purse Bingo is an exciting event we’re looking forward to doing this year,” explained Seeley. “We are working in conjunction with Sophisticated Shoulder in downtown Jamestown to gather women and even men who want to come and take their chance at winning a designer purse.”
Seeley got the idea from a similar event held at a local American Legion.
“My friend who works here at the Frewsburg Legion attended an event here that was for another organization, and she said it was so much fun,” explained Seeley. “And we’re all about fun, so we thought we would partner with Sophisticated Shoulder and try our hand at this as well.”
The Fight For Seeley group is dedicated to continuing the legacy of Michael Seeley, who passed away from Leukemia in 2018.
“This is something he would never expect to happen in his honor,” explained Seeley. “Given the fact that he was a police officer, a firefighter, and an EMT, and cared so much for his community and did so much for the people of this community, it’s really important to us that we continue to give back.”
Since his diagnosis and passing, the group has received an overwhelming amount of donations and community support, they wanted to give back.
“We continue to appreciate all the love and support that we get from the community and we look forward to continuing our mission,” stated Seeley.
The purse bingo will be held on April 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Frewsburg Legion. Both women and men are encouraged to attend.
Tickets for the 10-game event are $30 each with extra boards for only $1. For more information and how to reserve your spot visit them on Facebook.