Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Without a moment to spare, it’s nearly time for teams to hit the lanes to raise funds for a linchpin of the community. In its largest fundraising event of the year, the Dover Children’s Home will host its 11th annual Bowl-A-Thon at Dover Bowl on Sunday, February 17. The competition supports the programs of the Dover Children’s Home which provides treatment and educational services to New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children and teens since 1893. For the fifth consecutive year, Adrenaline’s New Hampshire office is sending teams to bowl over the competition.
In describing the history and significance of the Dover Children’s Home in the community, Donna Coraluzzo, fundraising and marketing coordinator, says, “In fragile economic times, the positive impact of community support is never more apparent. During the Great Depression, Dover Children's Home survived, despite literally having a nickel in the operating account at one point, thanks to the generosity and compassion of our community. Much has changed over the years but the love and kindness from our neighbors and local businesses have endured.”
Bowling teams are organized and fundraise through pledges to participate in this highly anticipated annual event. Donna Coraluzzo says, “Donations of any size translate into the program’s ability to ‘normalize’ the adolescent experience and provide opportunities that might otherwise be unaffordable… These include things like after-school activities; driver’s education; a new backpack and outfit for the first day of school; a dress for prom; materials for a science fair project; access to specialized treatment resources… just to name a few.”
Bowl-A-Thon prizes will be awarded for the most money raised by a team of four; the highest bowling score by a team of four; and the most creative team costumes or theme-wear. Donna Coraluzzo says it’s always good to see the level of community involvement and support for this event. For Adrenaline’s part, she says, “We’re so grateful that Adrenaline continues to include DCH in charitable giving efforts by enthusiastically participating in our annual fundraisers like this. It means the world to our non-profit program, and the children we serve, knowing we’re not in this alone.”
Adrenaline’s Lynda McPhee, who organizes the teams with talent to spare for the company’s involvement in this annual bowling blowout, describes how it’s not too late to get involved. She says, “Even if you are king or queen of gutter balls, you can still support this vital community resource through pledging to support the teams. The Dover Children’s Home is truly a community treasure, and the Bowl-A-Thon is a great way to have a ball while supporting the vital work they do.”
Be sure to stay tuned to our Adrenaline Facebook page to see striking photos of our teams competing in ten pin alley.