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Bingo helps Owensboro Catholic Schools

Bingo is a very important fundraiser for Owensboro Catholic Schools.

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.

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.

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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 two bingo sessions each weekend at the Big Blue Bingo Hall at 3560 New Hartford Rd.

The Matinee session starts at 1:30 PM and the evening session begins at 6 PM.
$1,000 Lucky Number offered on the first Sunday of each month
$300 guaranteed to pay out

A successful session of bingo requires five to eight volunteers.

Volunteer Roles

There are 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.)

Team Communications

A list of bingo team members will be e-mailed to all bingo volunteers so that team members can communicate to make sure a sufficient number of workers are 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 needed.

Worker Requirements

  • All bingo volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
  • All volunteers will be trained on 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.

Learn More

If you are interested in working but have questions about any aspect of volunteering for bingo, please call 270-684-3215.