CAB virtually hosts their annual grocery bingo

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CAB member Rosemary Esquivel calls out the bingo numbers for the event.

Gabriella Ruiz, Reporter

On Thursday Jan. 28, CAB (Campus Activities Board) hosted their annual Grocery Bingo for the Spring semester of 2021.

Originally the event was intended to be in person, allowing 60 people in the UC Lonestar while also having the option for students to participate online via Zoom. On the day of the event CAB announced on their social media platforms that they moved their Grocery Bingo event strictly online due to CAB members being in direct contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

During the event students were able to access their bingo card with the Bingo Baker website. The CAB member hostess of the night called out bingo numbers and students had the chance to play normal bingo, four corners and the Islander I to win groceries up to a max of two times. After winning two times during the event the students were disqualified from winning again.

The prizes included a total amount of 23 grocery bags that were placed into six different themes that were given to the students who had a winning bingo card in the rounds they played. At the end of the game students had the chance to win a Keurig which sparked interest to keep playing.

General Coordinator Jessica Martinez who works for CAB kept the students eager to play throughout the night with her enthusiasm by allowing students to keep up to date with the upcoming events CAB plans on hosting. “This event was created for students to have fun and destress from the pressure that their classes give them and it was a great start to this Spring semester,” said Martinez, “This Grocery Bingo event has brought its challenges but CAB has managed… We hope they get the best experience while maintaining the safety guidelines.”

Joseph Tamez, a sophomore Elementary Education major, participated in this event on Zoom in hopes of winning some free groceries. Tamez mentioned how he had a great time playing bingo because he was able to play at home with his roommates and friends. “My favorite part is when I was close to winning and then the CAB members called out a bingo,” stated Tamez, “I was so disappointed… It was funny to see how mad I got. I really do like how the event was social distance because people are living at home and they can still play while being safe in their own home.”

Students who are interested in attending other CAB events may do so by checking I-Engage for more details about the upcoming events that will take place this semester.