Bid for Kids Dinner Auction a success; Jeff Gural matches funds raised during event

Bid for Kids Dinner Auction a success; Jeff Gural matches funds raised during eventPictured at the April 30 fundraiser, from left, are Tioga Downs Owner Jeff Gural and his wife Paula, along with Charlie Otto, general manager. Provided.

On April 30, the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club held the 2022 Bid for Kids Dinner and Auction at the Grand Ballroom at Tioga Downs. As an added bonus to the evening, Tioga Downs’ owner, Jeff Gural, matched the dollars raised that evening. 

According to Jill Teeter, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, “Mister Gural generously offered to match all of the funds raised for the evening, making this the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club’s most significant fundraiser in our history.”

The event had a Mardi Gras theme, with entertainment from the Jazz Happens Band. There was also a DJ, a photo booth, balloon pop, silent and live auction, and plenty of dancing. 

All together, according to Teeter, the event garnered donations from over 50 community businesses and individual donors. 

Sponsors included Tioga Downs, as a Gold Sponsor, M&T Bank and Greg’s Auto Sales as Silver Sponsors, and Visions Federal Credit Union served as a Bronze Sponsor. Mask sponsors included Tioga Hardwoods Inc., Bob Zendarski, Rick Zendarski and Dan Diaz, Jan Wojuich, Daphne Braden and Pam Greene, Steve and Cheryl May, and Junie Williams.

Teeter added, “We are so grateful to our community and our sponsors for making this year’s Bids for Kids Fundraiser such a huge success. Words cannot express our gratitude to Mr. Gural for offering to match the funds raised for the evening. His generosity and commitment to give back to our community is such a blessing.”

To learn more about the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club and the programs offered, visit

1 Comment on "Bid for Kids Dinner Auction a success; Jeff Gural matches funds raised during event"

  1. Wonderful event and here’s a ‘pat on the back’ to Tioga Downs Casino CEO/Owner Jeff Gural for his continuing enrichment and generosity in assisting so many community endeavors. God Bless everyone involved and a special kudo to Pennysaver Editor Wendy Post, one of the very best editors I’ve had the pleasure of working with over my 43 years in journalism. Signed: Greg Zyla, retired July of 2015.

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