On June 14, 2014, Neil Madero's Exercise My Mutt, Philip Greis' Educate My Mutt and myself attended our first Bow Wow Bingo, a charity event for rescue dogs hosted by Louie's Legacy of Staten Island and Posh Pets Rescue group. All businesses in the tri-state area were encouraged to make a monetary donation as well as any gifts to add to their baskets, which were raffled off after each Bingo game. Since this was my first time attending an official bingo game, I was pretty excited and a bit intimidated at the same time.
The structure of the event was very organized, there were tiers of baskets, which were raffled off by color coded tickets that the players could purchase. All baskets were showcased on long tables so that all participants can clearly drop in their tickets for the basket that they hoped to win. There was also decorated dog themed fondant cake that was distributed to the players.
The turnout of the event was pretty good, I believe all seats except for a handful were filled up. And tons of people were winning various baskets. Unfortunately we didn't win anything but it was a good experience for all of us to attend and we plan to participate again next year.