Teams of up to 6 players urged to collect pledges, pre-register to bowl and help strike-out pet homelessness on June 13
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Long
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (January 21, 2015) – Yes! It’s not just possible to make a difference for homeless animals and have loads of fun while doing it – it’s guaranteed! The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is looking for fun-loving people to assemble a team of friends and/or family and collect pledges to support animals without warm homes and caring families. Then lace up those “attractive” rented bowling shoes and settle in for an afternoon of bowling on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Forest Hill Lanes, One Maurice Drive in Forest Hill, MD. All proceeds from this important fundraiser support a very worthy cause – the homeless and neglected animals at HSHC.
Doors open for the Bowl-a-Rama on June 13th 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 $20 per person, and this fee helps to pay for your lane rental and bowling shoes. This event sells out early every year, so pre-register by June 10th with a credit card – or call 410-836-1090, x111 to pay over the phone. Each lane will consist of up to six bowlers, so if you have less players, you may be paired with other bowlers.
You don’t have to be a professional bowler to join in and raise money for the animals. Anyone can participate, and the key to success is collecting donations! Prior to the event, either print a paper form to collect donations or fundraise online. Most people do both! All donations collected are tax-deductible and directly support the comfort and care of homeless animals at the shelter and should be brought to the registration desk on the day of the Bowl-a-Rama.
The Bowl-a-Rama is an excellent way for your company to encourage team-building. Work together to collect the most pledges because 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. If you’re not the first team to raise $1,000, keep fundraising because a prize will be awarded at the Bowl-a-Rama to the team that raises the most money overall. Your team may want to get together in advance to pick your team name, design t-shirts, or decide to dress alike the day of the Bowl-A-Rama. This year we’re awarding prizes to the individual or team with the most unique costume!
For the last hour of the afternoon Forest Hill Lanes will turn off the lights for Night Strike! Enjoy the glow of the black lights and the cool laser effects and jam to the rockin’ music.
We will be raffling off several great raffle baskets, and for every $50 you raise in donations, you will receive two raffle tickets for a chance to win. 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. If your organization would like to donate raffle prizes or a whole basket filled with items, please call 410-836-1090, x106.
If your group is interested in sponsoring the Bowl-a-Rama, there are three different sponsorship levels that provide free lane rentals, pizza and soda; and recognition in flyers, advertisements, and social media. HSHC thanks Klein’s ShopRite for their support. 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.