For Wyoming children with cancer and the families who support them, a special day at a bowling alley will have a tremendous impact.
Saturday, March 5th marks the 24th annual Bowl for Jason’s Friends fundraiser. With just days left before the big event, the Jason’s Friends Foundation is urging community members to gather their friends, family, co-workers, church members, or civic groups, raise funds, and come out to support their fellow Wyoming citizens.
Each team of five will bowl for about an hour, and individual bowlers are asked to raise at least $75 in donations. Funds raised at the event will provide financial support to families in the community and across Wyoming whose children have life-threatening childhood cancers and brain or spinal cord tumors.
“The day will be filled with contests, giveaways, free food and drink, prizes and fun,” said Lisa Eades, Volunteer President/CEO and co-founder of Jason’s Friends Foundation. “Free t-shirts will be awarded to any bowler who raises $75 or more in donations, with special adult and youth prize packages for the most funds raised.”
Teams are encouraged to log in for their bowling times and print their team packs online at jasonsfriends.org. Team packages are also available at any First Interstate Bank, Hilltop Bank, El Mark-O Lanes, or the Jason’s Friends Foundation office at 340 West B Street. Bowling timeslots can be reserved online or by calling Jason’s Friends Foundation at (307) 235-3421.
“Bowlers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate, including league bowlers, beginners and everyone in between,” said Eades. “Nearly 1,000 bowlers attended the event last year. So this year we are looking for strong support from the community and the state to make this another successful fundraiser.”
Jason’s Friends Foundation is a nonprofit organization that steps in to help when a Wyoming child is diagnosed with cancer or a brain or spinal cord tumor. By providing financial assistance for things like travel expenses (fuel, lodging, airfare, meals) and everyday living expenses (house and rent payments, car payments, phone bills, utility bills, etc.), the Jason’s Friends Foundation eases the financial burden on Wyoming families so they can help themselves can concentrate on what is important – their children.
Bowl for Jason’s Friends is the organization’s top fundraiser for the year. The foundation currently serves 145 Wyoming families and has provided over $6.2 million in financial assistance since its inception. Last year, the Bowl for Jason’s Friends fundraiser raised more than $365,000, and this year the foundation hopes to surpass that number.
The fast approaching event on Saturday, March 5 is still seeking teams of bowlers to fill the 9:00am to 10:00pm time slots at El Mark-O Lanes.
Team bowling packs with event and fundraising information are available online at www.jasonsfriends.orgor at any First Interstate Bank location, any Hilltop Bank location, in El Mark-O Lanes, or at Jason’s Friends, 340 West B Street.
Funds raised through the event will provide financial support to families in the community and across Wyoming whose children have life-threatening childhood cancers and brain or spinal cord tumors.
Jason’s Friends Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the event is run by volunteers, with 95% of profits helping families in need.
For more information, contact Jason’s Friends at 235-3421 or visit us www.jasonsfriends.org.
SPONSORED BY THE JASON’S FRIENDS FOUNDATION
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