Organizers say South Pasadena High School Tiger Bingo is the best-kept secret in town.
Every Saturday night about 200 people gather in the SPHS gym on Diamond Avenue for a night of Vegas style bingo with big prizes, fast action and lots of fun.
Sponsored by the high school’s Booster Club, Tiger Bingo “is a great way to have an unusual, exciting evening while helping raise money for all of the athletics, clubs, and organizations that make SPHS the exceptional school that it is,” said David Zeiger, a SPHS Bingo volunteer.
With 24 regular games paying $250 to $500 and other specials offered, winnings can climbing to $5,000. “You have many chances to win big,” added Zieger.
However, the biggest winners are the students, as Tiger Bingo raises about $200,000 annually for the school.
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Joe’s Kitchen, bingo’s regular caterer, will be serving a free Christmas prime rib dinner to the first 200 in attendance.
SPHS Tiger Bingo is open every Saturday of the year, except December 23 this year for Christmas. Everyone over the age 18 who is not a current student at SPHS is welcome. Doors open weekly at 3:30 p.m. for bingo. However, on December 16 they will open early at 3 pm. Games start at 5:30 p.m. and run until about 9:30 p.m.