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MEDIA ADVISORY: Saddle Up! Wild West Charity Bingo Night Will Support Math Education

Irvine, Calif., Jan 19, 2015
WHAT: MIND Research Institute, a social benefit organization dedicated to closing the math achievement gap for K-12 students across the country, will host its second Wild West Charity Bingo Night. In addition to 10 rounds of bingo, the night will feature math challenges, an opportunity drawing, and the chance to send fellow guests to a Western “jail.”

More than 110,000 students in Orange County use MIND’s ST Math program featuring JiJi the penguin. Since its founding in Orange County in 1998 the nonprofit has evolved into a national leader in math education technology, fueled by the support of many local business and community leaders. Proceeds from the bingo night will support MIND Research’s work to reinvent and reimagine math education. Details about the event are available at

WHEN: 6-9 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 (First bingo round begins at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Strawberry Farms Golf Club, 11 Strawberry Farm Road, Irvine, CA 92612 (free parking)

HOW: Tickets are $65 each and include 10 bingo cards, along with hosted food and drinks. Purchase tickets at the door or online by visiting Attendees must be 21 or older.

WHO: The event will be hosted by Legendary Bingo's own Bingo Boy, Jeffrey Bowman.

MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social benefit organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. The visually-based ST Math program has been shown to double or triple schools’ growth rates in math proficiency. MIND's programs currently reach 800,000 students and 31,000 teachers in 2,500 schools in 40 states. For more information, visit

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