Strut for Kids Presents

The 2nd Annual Owen Preston BINGO Night

Supporting Greater Wilmington's Children with Cancer


The 2nd Annual 2nd Annual Owen Preston Bingo Night was a HUGE success!

The event took place on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 to a sold out audience of 180 wonderful supporters of Strut for Kids. There was great food, a surprise treat from Ben & Jerry’s, and of course, AMAZING bingo prizes that were given out. We admit, we hear pretty frequently that the bingo prizes are so good they are often mistaken for silent auction items!

With our community’s support, we raised over $6,000 to go towards supporting greater Wilmington’s children with cancer.

The inspiration for the inaugural Bingo Night came from Owen Preston, who fell in love with bingo during his 6-week stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham while receiving treatment for his cancer. Our goal is to honor the life of Owen, share his love for bingo, and raise funds to support other kids who are facing cancer like he did.

“Owen looked forward to Bingo night and we forged many friendships playing with other families. I am so glad we can keep Owen’s memory alive through another bingo night and this will be even more special as we will be raising money to support local families who have had a pediatric cancer diagnosis,” – Jennifer Preston, Owen’s mother.

If you would like to donate an item for a bingo prize, volunteer, or become a sponsor, be sure to check back in the spring of 2019! In the meantime, we hope you will support our upcoming event the 10th annual Cardinal Strut Race!