The Spoon River College Athletic department is hosting a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, October 28, at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building on the Canton Campus. Proceeds will help support the athletic programs.

“We first hosted a Casino Night in 2020, then had to skip 2021 because of the pandemic,” said John Bassett, athletic director and head softball coach. “We brought it back last year and it was well attended. It’s a fun community event, and we hope to see it continue to grow in attendance.”

The cost of admission is $50 and includes 25 playing chips, free food, drink ticket, prizes, and silent auction items. Games featured will be blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette. “Attending this event is a great way to see the facilities and meet some of our athletes,” said Bassett. “We’re also still seeking table sponsors and prize donations.”

Spoon River College offers baseball, softball, volleyball, and men and women’s basketball, e-sports, and are preparing to add bowling also. More information about the athletic programs can be viewed at or by visiting the Spoon River College Athletics Facebook page.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact John Bassett at or 309-649-6303. The Canton Campus is located at 23235 County Hwy 22.