Lance's Journal: Celebrity Casino Night, May 15, 2017

The east side of the Capital City was looking a bit like Las Vegas this past weekend as Darin & Jessica Erstad organized a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln.

And the stars were out in full force as the 2nd Annual Celebrity Casino night was held at Frontier Harley-Davidson.

Darin Erstad grew up in North Dakota, but he has certainly made a name for himself here in the Cornhusker State.

Along with playing on Nebraska football & baseball teams, this humble hero enjoyed a stellar 14-year all-star career in the major leagues.

Last Saturday night, the head coach of the Nebraska baseball team, used his sterling reputation to attract a long list of charitable local celebrities.

Darin's wife Jessica, who is the board president of the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln, says Darin is not comfortable lending his name to something he doesn't feel very strongly about, "It's truly the only time that Darin really will use his name is to help out a cause. He's very generous at helping the Boys & Girls Club and letting us piggyback his name to get some other people involved."

And it was quite a list of popular people as 33 celebrity dealers took part in the event..

They are still tabulating the total amount of dollars raised at last Saturday night's event, but Jessica says they are sure to be over $20,000 mark for the evening.

That's a mighty impressive sum that is sure to make the future brighter for the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln.