Bowlers needed for event to benefit domestic violence programs
The event Saturday, March 14, at AMF Lanes in Milford. All proceeds benefit the umbrella center which provides services to more than 7,000 victims of domestic violence and their children each year throughout the Greater New Haven, Greater Naugatuck Valley and shoreline communities. UCDVS provides free emergency safe shelter, 24-hour crisis services, counseling, court advocacy, support and other crucial services.
Bowlers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in teams of four to six, in one of five bowling sessions scheduled for 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Bowlers pay a minimal $5 registration fee and are asked to collect pledges to support their efforts. Each bowler will receive 90 minutes of bowling, an event T-shirt, shoe rental, soft drink and a chance to win prizes.
The Bowl-2-Benefit offers sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Decreases in state and federal funding coupled with increases in demand for services make fundraising events such as the Bowl-2-Benefit critical to sustaining services for those at risk and in need, event organizers said.