Weekend bingo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds offers a great way for people to have fun, win big and support organizations like the Don Diego Fund, a scholarship arm of the San Diego County Fair.
Games take place in the Sports Club at Surfside Race Place. Admission is free. The $9 parking lot fee will be applied to bingo purchases. Refreshments are available at a nominal cost.
Play takes place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m.; also, Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Doors open two hours before games begin.
Bingo games include double action, hold tickets and flash. Separate smoking and non-smoking seating is offered. The Bingo Diamond Club features a reward program.
The Don Diego Fund is a nonprofit program of the San Diego County Fair. It was formed in 1986 as a tribute to Tom Hernandez, who, in the role of Don Diego, served as the goodwill ambassador of the fair from 1947 until his death in 1984. The Fund has awarded $536,000 in scholarships and grants, helping 126 students.