The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will be hosting their annual Bowl-A-Thon on Friday, March 13 at the Milford Bowling Lanes. This year, participants will have the opportunity to bowl unlimited games from 6 to 11pm, bid on a large selection of silent auction items while helping a great cause. The Bowl-A-Thon will generate funds, secured by each bowler and various sponsors, that will benefit the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club.
Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance and expand the educational, athletic and character building programs offered by club leaders to local children. Individuals can donate to bowlers, create a team or donate to the cause by downloading the official B&G Club Bowl-A-Thon form at MilfordLIVE.com by clicking on the register button in the top right corner. The funds generated by the annual Bowl-A-Thon will be partially matched by the Corporate Board of Boys & Girls Club of Delaware.
“These funds are instrumental in allowing us to provide ongoing scholarship support for children whose families may not be able to fully afford our program fees,” commend Tod VanEyken, Director of the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. “Included in our programs are our Before & After School Care, our art programs, our computer lab programs and our swim programs.”
Celebrating six years in their new location off Airport Road in Milford, the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club has increased its efforts to establish the Milford Club as a community center in the Greater Milford Area. In addition to serving school-aged children, the Club has recently expanded its facility and services to include a full size fitness center, adult basketball and pickleball leagues and water aerobic classes. The Richard Y. Johnson Aquatic Center is also home to the Milford High School Buccaneers Swim Team, the Club’s own Milford Marlins Swim Team and is the only Boys & Girls Club in Delaware to offer swimming scholarships through the Michael Phelps Foundation. These community services are made available to Greater Milford Area residents year-round through support from fundraising events including the Bowl-A-Thon.
“What makes the Bowl-A-Thon event so fun is being able to have some good, honest, friendly competition amongst your peers at such a charitable event,” said event organizer and B&G Club Board Member Brennon Fountain. “I have participated in the Bowl-A-Thon event for the past three years with the Carlisle Fire Company and each year it draws a different group of members that wish to come out for a good evening of competing against one another.”
To secure a ticket for the event, bowlers can register as individuals or as teams of six bowlers. Businesses and individuals can also support the event be becoming a lane, team or event sponsor. Each level will include unique perks from sponsorship signage over the lanes to special recognition on the official Bowl-A-Thon tee shirt.
For further information on how to register, sponsor or donate to the Bowl-A-Thon event, individuals are encouraged to contact Margaux Azzanesi at the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club at 302-422-4453 or by email at Mazzanesi@bgclubs.org.The event is just $40 per bowler and includes All You Can Bowl from 6 to 11pm, door prizes and silent auction items. Registration forms can be downloaded at MilfordLIVE.com by clicking on the register button in the top right corner and delivered to the Club by email at Mazzanesi@bgclubs.org, or fax to Margaux Azzanesi (302)422-4787, or direct mail to Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, 101 Veterans Blvd, Milford, DE 19963.