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Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear) supports BAFA on BingoLotto show
By BAFA Media and Marketing
Feb 22, 2023 - 6:07:04 PM

Photo courtesy: BAFL
The BAFA are delighted to confirm that Antonio Fargas, who played Huggy Bear in the seventies hit show, Starsky and Hutch, is flying to Great Britain from his home in Las Vegas to represent BAFA on the BingoLotto launch show.

Antonio, whose son, Justin Fargas, plays for Oakland Raiders in the NFL, has a huge love for American Football and always tries to get to game or two whenever he is in Great Britain. Eighteen months ago, Antonio was spotted in the crowd at the British American Football League (BAFL) National Championships - BritBowl XXI - at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield by commentator, OJ Borg (see picture insert). Antonio has been a great friend of American Football in Great Britain ever since.

Commenting on BingoLotto, BAFA WSP Manager, Ken Walters commented, “BingoLotto is a fantastic opportunity for sports like American Football to receive funding for grassroots projects. We are delighted to be included and look forward to promoting BingoLotto and benefiting from the funding we will receive”.


When Antonio appears on the show, he will have an opportunity to win as much as £100,000 for BAFA!


Talking about the trip over here, Antonio said, “When Ken called me about BingoLotto, I didn’t have to think twice about it”. Antonio added, “I cleared my diary and told him to book me on a flight so I could win some money for BAFA”.

BAFA Chairman, Gary Marshall added, “We are extremely grateful to Antonio for flying half-way around the world to support our sport. I would take the opportunity to say thank you and wish him all the luck on the show”.

Antonio arrives in Great Britain on Monday, February 25 and will appear at a number of promotional events including a photo-call at Trafalgar Square with current National Champions, London Blitz, on the run up to the show that is live on Virgin 1 and Challenge TV at 7:00pm Friday, February 29.

BingoLotto Lottery Gamecards can be purchased from a range of retail outlets throughout mainland UK. Gamecards are available at retailers where you see BingoLotto signs, including participating PayPoint outlets. A percentage of the proceeds going to 110 sports and recreation bodies who have signed up to the BingoLotto scheme - all of which are members of the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).

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