Humane Society of Harford County Hosting Annual Bowl-a-Rama to Raise Crucial Funds for Homeless Animals
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Leavens
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (January 15, 2013) – It’s time to lace up the colorful rented bowling shoes, buy a slice of pizza, and settle in for a fun-filled afternoon of bowling on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Forest Hill Lanes, One Maurice Drive in Forest Hill, MD in support of a very worthy cause – the homeless and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Harford County.
You don’t have to be a professional bowler to join in and raise money for the animals. Forest Hill Lanes has lane bumpers for the kids and computerized score keeping, so anyone can participate! The key to success is collecting donations prior to the event which can be accomplished two ways: either print a paper form to collect donations or create a personalized event page and fundraise online. Most people do both! You’re passionate about animals, right? Then don’t be shy about asking friends, family, co-workers, and school buddies to support the animals at the shelter. All donations are tax-deductible and should be brought to the registration desk on the day of the Bowl-a-Rama.
NEW THIS YEAR! The first person or team to raise $1,000 wins a pizza party at your school, home or office (limit 10 pizzas). Please contact us at 410-836-1090, x111 when you reach this goal.
Doors open for the Bowl-a-Rama at 3 p.m. and participants can bowl as many games as they can fit in between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is $18 per person, and this fee helps to pay for your lane rental and bowling shoes. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, there will be no registration at the door on the day of the event, so pre-register by February 19th. Click here to pre-register with a credit card – or call 410-836-1090, x111 to pay over the phone. Each lane will consist of up to five bowlers, so if you have less players, you may be paired with other bowlers.
For every $50 you raise in donations, you will receive two raffle tickets for a chance to win cool prizes. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the Bowl-a-Rama. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5, or an arm’s length for $10. Prizes will also be awarded for the top three individuals or teams who raise the most money.
Our top sponsor is Harford Emergency & Referral Veterinary Services in Bel Air. Other sponsors include Churchville, Greenbrier & Swan Creek Veterinary Clinics, Saxon’s Diamond Centers and the Bel Air Auto Auction. If your group is interested in sponsoring the Bowl-a-Rama, there are three different sponsorship levels that provide recognition in flyers, advertisements, and on the Internet. Click here for details.
About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.