BASD Foundation to host cow patty bingo

Bizarre fundraiser will help fund projects throughout the district


Come out and see if you win!

Nathan Davis, Staff Writer

On Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m., our the school district will be hosting a fundraiser for the Bellwood-Antis School District Foundation.

And this fundraiser might be the most bizarre the school has ever seen.

Cow Patty Bingo: two cows will be released onto the football field at Memorial Stadium, and if one of them poops in your assigned square (a 3×3-foot space), you’ll have a chance to win $1,000 or $500!

All you have to do to get involved is purchase a square.

As humorous as this seems, it’s simple enough, and it’s for a great cause.

This will help out tremendously. We usually give out five thousand dollars in teacher grants.

— Christine Claar

The purpose of the BASD Foundation is to develop and promote financial support for school activities, ideas and projects that are of value and importance to the contributors.

“I brought the idea of Cow Patty Bingo to the Foundation Committee in the Fall,” said Bellwood-Antis Superintendent Dr. Thomas McInroy. “We used this fundraiser in one of the other districts that I served, and it was a fun event that raised a great deal of money.”

Foundation Board of Directors member Christine Claar explained how this fundraiser will help the school.

“This will help out tremendously,” she said.  “We usually give out five thousand dollars in teacher grants; last year was seven thousand, and this year we have eleven thousand dollars requested to fund teacher grants.”

Cow Patty Bingo is most likely the biggest fundraiser for the Foundation this year, especially since the variety show has been discontinued.

“I’ve got tickets #77 and #87,” she added.  “Plus this is a nice way to fertilize the football field!”

And there will be more than just the bingo game.

“There will be food sponsored by DelGrossos, Bellwood-Antis trivia, music, the raffling of corn hole boards, and the small games of chance,” Dr. McInroy said.  “The Foundation Committee hopes to raise about $10,000 through this event.”

Students who are interested in volunteering at this event are encouraged to do so.

Tickets are being sold by all Foundation members, or you can simply contact Deb Sitman in the District Office to pick your winning square!

All of the money earned will fund projects for B-A teachers and students, so please consider supporting this great cause.