On Thursday, February 4, 2021, World Cancer Day, you can show your support for your childhood cancer hero with a round of Bingo! Host your own BinGOLD night with friends and family to spread awareness, encourage donations and make a difference for kids with cancer. Bingo is fun for everyone and easy to play virtually.
Here's how to play:
- Register your free event here. Feel free to be creative with your BinGOLD night fundraiser name as you create your page!
- Invite your friends and family to join your game from anywhere.
- Host your game virtually on February 4, 2021!
To learn more about this event, contact Chris Katt at [email protected].
Important Reminders When Playing Your Game
- Make sure to share why you are all there! Bingo is fun, but we can’t forget our mission- raising funds and awareness for kids with cancer.
- Everyone gets a free space. In Bingo, the square in the center of everyone's scorecard is considered a free space.
- Make sure to keep record of the numbers you have called. This will be necessary when checking if someone has won.
- Have everyone clear their scorecards after a win. Once someone has called out "Bingo" and won that round, we start from scratch. Everyone should take all the chips off their scorecards and start a new game with a clear scorecard.
How does Bingo work?
Players can make a suggested donation per scorecard. Bingo scorecards have 25 randomly numbered squares on them, with the word "BINGO" written across the top. As numbers are randomly called, cover matching numbers you see on your board. 5 squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row wins the game.
Where can I find Bingo Materials?
- Scorecards can be found online at https://myfreebingocards.com. Generate your cards before your game and email them to your participants. To pull your numbers, use a random generator like this one: https://appzaza.com/bingo-number-generator.
- You can also purchase inexpensive bingo caller sets in stores.
Where can we all come together to play?
Using a virtual video service like Zoom, Facebook or Skype, you can all play from your homes wherever you are!
If I’m the host/caller, can I play too?
YES! As the host/caller, you can play along with everyone else!
What does a player need to participate?
Players need at least one card, a marker or chips for scorecard, and the link to the virtual Zoom or other online meeting.
How do I get prizes for my event?
Ask the ALSF team for a letter of support. This shows you are acting on behalf of the organization when approaching businesses regarding donations to your game.
How do I collect donations?
First, register your game. Then ask participating friends and family to donate to your personal fundraising page. For example, my suggested donation per card is $5; my aunt gave a $20 donation for 4 cards.