Hart Baseball Hits Home Run with BINGO Night Fundraiser Hundreds attend 2nd annual Bingo Night at The Club
There was reason for concern when the Hart baseball bingo committee checked the community calendar – the date for their 2nd annual bingo night conflicted with SCV Dodger Day, a community favorite event. Concerned about low turnout, a number of people had recommended another date be chosen. But the bingo committee stayed the course and hope for the best.
As any baseball parent in SCV will tell you, baseball can be an expensive proposition. With limited monies available from school districts, much of the needed baseball funding comes from baseball parents and the community. Hence, Hart Baseball’s annual Bingo Night at The Club is Bingo with a cause. Proceeds from last year’s Bingo night were utilized to make much needed improvements to the field as well as install a PA system.
In his opening comments, Hart Dugout Club President, John Dow told the sold-out crowd regarding Dodger Day, “I knew you would turn out… You don’t need to leave the Valley — we have our own local championship teams right here at Hart High School”. Both Varsity and Freshmen teams finished first in the Foothill league.
Not only did the community turn out, but the now-annual Hart Baseball Bingo Night sold out — in only its second year. Over 225 guests packed the Boys and Girls Club raising over $14,000 for the Hart Baseball Program.
The second annual Hart Baseball Bingo Night was an entertaining evening for the hundreds who attended, and the Hart Baseball program is indebted to the high level of participation and support of the SCV Boys/ Girls Club and the SCV City government, Hart Head Baseball Coach Jim Ozella said. “The Hart Baseball Dugout Club provided a well-rounded experience for our participants, and the 2019 Bingo Night is already in the planning stages. See you next spring!”
Varsity parent, Lee Coogan, celebrated her birthday with family and friends at the event. “It was fantastic. There was something there for everyone”. Great food by El Cholo, a silent auction with great Mother’s Day items, as well as art exhibit by local artists Zony Gordon and Tony Hanna. “And, who doesn’t like marking B-11 and yelling out B-I-N-G-O!”
“We are thrilled to have such a great turnout in only our second year,” Dow said. “We really wanted to reach out and connect with the community. People really seemed to be having a good time.
The event would not have been possible without the support of the Boys and Girls club, Dow continued.
The Club has had a long-term working relationship with Hart High School, said SCV Boys and Girls Club CEO, Matt Nelson. We were happy to support the Hart Baseball program as a number of their players have come through our Club program.
ADVERTISE WITH US
Santa Clarita Magazine is officially 29-years old and we feel the love! As we all turn our focus to the loved ones in our lives in this month of Valentines, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful advertisers and community partners. We...read more
Santa Clarita Magazine is proud to feature the SCV Senior Center’s Celebrity Waiter event. The cover stars are Brian Koegle, Julie Sturgeon, Kevin McDonald, Michel Delcros, Nola Aronson, Alexander Hafizi, Tracy Hauser and Amanda Benson. The SCV Senior Center and...read more
Circle of Hope is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for their 6th Annual Bowling for Hope! This fun event is open to all – families, teams, cross-town rivals, etc. We’ll be wearin’ the green as we throw down the boards on St. Paddy’s Day! • What:...read more
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
The Magazine of Santa Clarita has set a high standard for excellence in advertising for over 25 years. A family owned and operated business, The Magazine of Santa Clarita has grown with the Santa Clarita Valley since 1989 and become the #1 place to advertise locally.