ROCK SPRINGS — A Rock Springs disc jockey recently saw an opportunity to help out his community, so he used his talents, business and music to raise money for a much-needed cause.
Turn up the Volume DJ Services owner Kevin Kolar has been hosting Xtreme Music Bingo online for residents who can’t go to bars and anymore due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“It’s turned into a family event,” Kolar said, “And we’ve had anywhere from 300 to 500 players a night. So, I decided to do a fundraiser.”
The 300 bingo players who participated in Tuesday’s game raised $560 for the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. For the event, Kolar selected two music categories: modern pop and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
“It turned out really good,” Kolar said.
How You Play
Kolar purchased a special program which allows him to play 30 to 40 second clips of a song. He has a total of 75 songs and there are 25 squares on the bingo board.
During the event, players can win three different bingo games: single, double and blackout per category. Regular bingo rules apply, however, they have special bingo boards with song titles on them. Kolar said he has a total of 100 bingo cards, but they print more when needed. However, this can lead to duplicate cards.
The online game is played Tuesday and Friday nights at 7 on a regular basis until residents can return to the bars. Then Kolar will offer the online games once or twice a month for those still want to play but not visit bars. It will still be a family event at home for them.
Of course, as with any bingo game, there are prizes which were donated by Turn up the Volume DJ Services and Golden Key Storage.
To receive a card, residents can contact Kolar and pick them up at his house or the Fish Bowl in Green River. Kolar said he can also email them. To participate, residents can contact Kolar on his Facebook page, call him at 307-922-3670 or visit his website.