Bowling event raises $27,000 for local charities

A special shout-out to LiUNA!625 presenting sponsor, plus numerous sponsors and of course the bowling participants from both Chatham-Kent and Windsor/Essex County who made it possible to raise a whopping $27,000 in support of Outreach for Hunger, Community Living Chatham-Kent and St. Clair College’s Bursary Fund.

As anticipated by repeat participants and new attendee’s unexpected joy, the 7th Annual Bowling Stones Fundraiser hosted by Chatham’s Bowlerama was a grand night for cajoling and camaraderie.

“Community Living Chatham-Kent (CLC-K) is extremely grateful to be a part of this fantastic event,” stated Nicole Roeszler, Manager of Community Relations with Community Living Chatham-Kent, in a media release.

“We extend a big thank you to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for making the event an overwhelming success. All funds raised for CLC-K will enrich the lives of people who have diverse abilities by providing quality services, and meaningful and inclusive opportunities.”

Brenda LeClair, Executive Director, Chatham Outreach for Hunger, added: “Chatham Outreach for Hunger is happy to say that this year’s bowling event has raised much-needed funds which will be used to provide nutritious meals to food insecure families. Outreach is grateful for the generosity of our community and the efforts the Bowling Stones put into ensuring a successful event.”

Paul Laprise, one of the original founding Members of the Bowling Stones added: “The new participants were happily surprised that a touring rock star was walking amongst the crowd having pictures taken with Jeff Burrows, Drummer for The Tea Party. We are the only annual game in town with that bonus feature.”

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