Campus Activities Board is hosting Simpson’s first-ever online bingo game on April 3 to keep students involved during the coronavirus.
‘It has been challenging finding online options,” said CAB President Mackenzie Ritscher. “But we really want to make sure that students are able to stay connected to Simpson during this break.”
Bingo is a popular event on campus, usually drawing in a large number of students.
CAB has figured out a way to have bingo nights continue while students are stuck at home.
“We have identified a website that will allow students to play a bingo game online,” Ritscher said. “We are able to keep track of winners on our side while students play.”
Students will still be able to win prizes in this new online format. There will be a set number of students that can win each round. The students will be able to pick items off of Amazon as their prize.
“Since we will be doing amazon wishlists, students will be able to pick out the things they want to purchase,” Ritscher said. “They will then send their list and address to us so we can get it shipped to them.”
The lack of stable internet connections can make it difficult for people to take part in online events.
“We are hoping that students are using the resources available to them such as some providers offering free wifi during the social distancing or are staying on campus,” Ritscher said.
CAB is looking to continue hosting a variety of events online in the future.
“We have been looking into other options of things that we can be doing during the break so make sure to follow all our accounts so you can hear about the rest of the activities we have planned,” Rictscher said.
CAB will also be posting future events on the Student Government Association’s calendar. The link to this week’s bingo can be found on their Facebook page and the game begins at 8 p.m.