Check out our slideshow of our 2013 Bowl-a-Thon. Photography by Mark Ferrell.
Thank you! We did it!
Thank you to our sponsors, Team Captains, Bowlers and Volunteers!
NAMI Fox Valley's second-annual Bowl-a-Thon, held Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Super Bowl in Appleton was another great succes, and a whole lot of fun! We met our $75,000 fundraising goal thanks to amazing support from our community!
All told, 36 bowling teams, about 300 bowlers, two dozen sponsors and about 40 volunteers helped us raise funds, raise awareness and put on this amazing, family-friendly event for our community.
We'd like to extend a special thank you to Walgreens, for being an event sponsor, supporter, and partner with NAMI Fox Valley again this year. Walgreens donated flu shots at the Bowl-a-Thon, along with team photos for bowlers. Walgreens manager Ron Hoffmeyer rocked the mic the day of the Bowl-a-Thon, serving as our event emcee again this year. Walgreens also generously donated to our vent's "Baskets of Hope" raffle. Thank you, Ron, and Walgreens for all your support and helping make the event such a special day!
We'd also like to express our gratitude to 91.1 The Avenue and News Talk 1150 WHBY for their support. NAMI Fox Valley was the proud recipient of a Community Impact Grant from 91.1 The Ave., which included a public service announcement that was aired during the weeks leading up to the Bowl-a-Thon! Thank you, 91.1 The Ave., for helping us promote the event and expand our reach in the community.
News Talk 1150 WHBY, meanwhile, gave us lots of air time when NAMI Fox Valley's own Karen Schiller was a guest at the station twice recently to discuss mental illness, NAMI Fox Valley's mission and work in the community, as well as promote the Bowl-a-Thon.
More than three dozen volunteers helped us put on the Bowl-a-Thon! Thanks, everyone, for all your hard work. From setup, registration, preparing snacks, sharing information about NAMI, taking event photos, cleanup and so much more, we couldn't have put on the Bowl-a-Thon without our volutneers!
Thank you to all our Bowl-a-Thon sponsors for helping us meet and exceed our fundraising goal! Thank you for supporting us, believing in our mission, and joining us to improve the lives and empower those affected by mental illness!