Chocolates and roses are typical Valentine’s Day gifts, and the Activities Program Board offered students a chance to win those and much more through Valentine’s Day Bingo on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Taking place in the CUB, Raider Lounge 6, Valentine’s Bingo offered prizes valued at $2,000 dollars each ranging from $75 to over $100.
Prizes included chocolate, gift cards, a giant teddy bear, pampering baskets, date night baskets and an iPad mini. Students could even win flowers through the multiple raffles that were held throughout the night.
The APB prepared for the night by planning the decorations and layout of the room, creating a prize list, buying the prizes and putting together the bingo cards. APB’s and entertainment chair, Kristina Carey planned Valentine’s Bingo because it is an opportune time to win free prizes.
“The event is helpful for us college students because it is a fun way to get stuff for free, for your significant other or even yourself,” Carey said.
Many students have other plans for Valentine’s Day but Carey organized the event in celebration because she sees it as an alternative.
“I like it because it gives an alternative other than drinking off campus,” Carey said.
Despite the snow that canceled classes for the day, many students made their way out to enjoy playing bingo.
First-year student Brooke Reeser said, “The last bingos I went to were really fun, and I didn’t win even though I tried really hard.”
She decided to come to the event at another chance of winning alongside her roommate and winner of a bubble bath basket, Kelsey McCabe, who said, “They have really cool prizes and it’s always really fun.”
Another winner battled it out in a tie. First-year student Alexandra Roles was among those who won at the beginning of the event. She chose three boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates.
“I’m keeping two and giving one away to my valentine,” Roles said. There were many others that battled it out in a tie, including for the biggest prize, the iPad mini.
The APB will be hosting another event in celebration of Valentine’s Day. APB invites anyone to join them in do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day cards.
The event will be held in the CUB Great Hall on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. For more information on future events or getting involved, contact APB at firstname.lastname@example.org.