The Spoon River College Athletic department is hosting a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, September 17 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 because we wanted to do a fun community event rather than having our athletes sell merchandise. It was successful and well attended, but because of the pandemic we weren’t able to do another one until now. We are excited to finally be able to bring it back,” said John Bassett, athletic director and head softball coach.

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. The appetizers are being provided by Don and Nancy’s Café.

“Attending this event is a great way to see the facilities and meet some of our athletes,” said Bassett. “We’re also still seeking sponsorships and raffle donations.”

Spoon River College offers baseball, softball, volleyball, and men and women’s basketball. More information about the athletic program 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.