FARGO – Fargo Pinball, 1133 C Harwood Drive S., will open its doors to the public this Valentine’s Day as a way to “show the love” to a local nonprofit.
All money played in the pinball and arcade machines at this location between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb 14 will be donated to The Village Family Service Center, which provides mental health counseling, in-home family therapy, adoption services, debt management and more to clients.
Additionally, businesses and individuals may sponsor machines for $50. The sponsored machine that brings in the most funds that day will win a free year's membership to Fargo Pinball and other prizes.
The event is part of Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour fundraising event hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation. Generous donors will match the first $15,100 donated to The Village on Giving Hearts Day. Two other Village programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and First Step Recovery, are also participating in Giving Hearts Day.
Fargo Pinball opened in 2015. It is a membership-based club that features 30 pinball and four arcade machines, which cost between 25 cents and $1 to play. Non-members will be welcome to play at the club on Feb. 14. An Americantowns Media website named Fargo Pinball as one of its 10 Best First Date Locations in North Dakota, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day destination.
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals through regional community behavioral health services. The 127-year-old nonprofit is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training. For more information, call 701-451-4900.
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.