Bingo is the largest fundraiser for Owensboro Catholic Schools and lowers tuition for everyone.
Proceeds from bingo are used for athletics, band, capital improvements, and other unfunded school needs.
Bingo contributes significantly to the overall financial stability of the school system. Every family benefits from the hard work and generosity of volunteers that make bingo possible.
Everyone should help
Middle school and high school families are asked to commit to working six dates during the year. Each volunteer shift is about three hours.
Bingo volunteers are assigned to a team that is scheduled to work six sessions. You can choose to be on a team with people you know so that it can be a fun, social time.
While we are fortunate to be able to rely on the parents of our school children to provide a lot of the effort that bingo requires, many other friends of OCS participate and are always welcome!
OCS Bingo Sessions
Owensboro Catholic Schools runs three bingo sessions each weekend at the Big Blue Bingo Hall at 3560 New Hartford Rd.
- Saturday afternoon (1:30pm to ~4:00pm)
- Sunday afternoon (1:30pm to ~4:00pm)
- Sunday evening (6:00pm to ~8:30pm)
Afternoon session workers should arrive by 12:15pm.
Evening session workers should arrive by 4:45pm.
Most workers’ duties end an hour before the end of the session.
Each session, 100 to 150 adults come to the Big Blue Bingo Hall to enjoy bingo in a safe, welcoming atmosphere among good company. Smoking was banned in the bingo hall in 2014.
A successful session of bingo requires five to eight volunteers.
Bingo during COVID-19
The Big Blue Bingo Hall has implemented a number of procedures and rules to help protect volunteers and players during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are a several fun and easy roles to take on at each bingo session:
- Front Line: sell bingo papers before the session begins.
- Pull-tab sellers: sell pull-tabs at a table before bingo and walk the floor selling after bingo starts.
- Payout: count and make payments for winning bingo cards.
- Callers: announce bingo numbers. (We never have enough callers. If you are comfortable with a microphone please consider this exciting and important role.)
A list of bingo team members will be e-mailed to all bingo volunteers so that team members can communicate to make sure sufficient number of workers we be at each session.
Bingo volunteers receive a postcard reminder the week they are scheduled to work. Volunteers should notify the school when they are unable to work their date and be willing to work alternates as are needed.
- All bingo volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
- All volunteers will be trained at their first bingo shift. Training takes place the first time you show up, in the time before the session begins. Callers will train by shadowing a caller until they are comfortable.
If you are interested in working but have questions about any aspect of volunteering for bingo, please call 270-684-3215.