“Casino Night” Inaugural Networking Event
GGB Inaugural Event Raises $20,447 for Just Let Me Learn Foundation
On April 3, 2014, we kicked-off Geeks Giving Back’s inaugural networking event featuring the Just Let Me Learn Foundation, a non-profit organization that help kids in need get access to education in economically challenged areas around the world. Their goal is to raise $65,000 that will fund the first phase of construction costs to build a new school project in Seaswng Village, India, which will educate up to 750 children every year.
The networking event, hosted by SanDisk featured a casino night theme and included games such as black jack, craps, roulette and poker. The event also provided a unique opportunity to participate in a peer one-on-one speed networking where attendees can reserve 15 minutes to meet with an all-star end-user cast responsible for:
- Data Centers
- White Space Design & Implementation
- Data Center Optimization
- Real Estate & Facilities
- Infrastructure Supply Chain
- Technical Infrastructure
Over 100 people attended the event, funded over 12 school desks ($300 each) and raised over $21,000 total, which helped the Just Let Me Learn Foundation in reaching $52,055 to date of this event. Many thanks to everyone that participated and making Geeks Giving Back’s inaugural event a successful one!
Thank you to all the end users who volunteered their time and participated in the speed networking:
This event also wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:
Thank you to our volunteers who worked the event:
- Rich Garrison
- Aimee Guerrero
- Ashley Dubois
- Kelly Cope
- Amanda Nimitz
Congratulations to the Winners!
- Poker Tournament – Jack Vonich, Instor
- 1st Raffle Prize – Road Named After You – Cyril Eldridge with Power Smiths
- 2nd Raffle Prize – Playground Named After You – Cyril Eldridge with Power Smiths
- 3rd Raffle Prize – Classroom and Kindle Fire – Alee Fong with Mirapath