Long-awaited Cheer Bingo to return


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On Sunday from 2-4 p.m., the Coppell High School cheer team will be hosting its annual Cheer Bingo fundraiser in the CHS Commons. 2019 was the last time this event was held as last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer

With the return of in-person learning this school year comes the resurgence of popular events such as the Cheer Bingo.

The Coppell High School cheer team event returns on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Coppell High School Commons.

This is a major event for both the team and school, as it is the biggest fundraiser financially supporting the team and acts as a fun afternoon for the Coppell community.

“[Cheer Bingo] is a hit because people love bingo for some reason,” CHS Principal Laura Springer said.  “You get in there and everybody’s having a good time. The popcorn, drinks and just supporting a [team] that supports everyone else is very important.”

The event includes bingo for $15 and raffle tickets for $5 to gather people and mingle.

“It’s a time to bring everybody together, just have a good time and forget all the problems in the world for a little bit and laugh, play and want to win,” Springer said. 

It unites everyone in an engaging afternoon of joy with hints of competitiveness throughout the crowd. The occasion allows for competitiveness between the crowds as prizes ranging from different values are given to bingo and raffle winners.

“We encourage people to come to the event because not only does it support cheer but also does our school and it’s super fun. It’s bingo with all your friends [and family],” junior varsity cheerleader Lindsay Rozas said.

Especially for this year, the occasion allows people to interact after a long period of distancing.

“It’s like a reunion [of] some sort, but also just think it’s a time you might meet a new friend,” Springer said. “It’s an opportunity to find somebody else that decides to go have a good time with you.” 

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