The Sydney, 5918 Maple St.,, 8 p.m.

Sk8 the State for MS is a fundraising movement piloted by four Siouxland women who are trying to take a small step in the fight to eradicate multiple sclerosis. Last summer, thre three founding members skated 288 miles across South Dakota and raised nearly $3000. This summer, the group will be making a 250-mile journey through Nebraska. On August 24th they will join forces with The Omaha Roller Girls for a night of fundraising bingo. Bingo cards can be purchased the night of the event at the Sydney for $1 per card or $5 for six cards. This fundraiser will help Sk8 The State get closer to their goal of raising at least $5000 for the Nebraska chapter of the MS Society. The group is relying on donations of equipment, food and lodging to get through the five-day journey. More information about making donations can be found on their Facebook page (Sk8 the State for MS) or their blog (

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