Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bowlathon Success -- Thanks to Everyone!

Bowlathon! March 21st, 2010, Bowlmor Lanes, Manhattan. Here is a recap from Peggy Becker, NAA-NY Metro’s Secretary:

Wow!!!! What an exciting day. Stuart Flaum and I, with the help of Liz Elting and others on our board, had been preparing for this, our first fundraiser, for quite some time and at last the day arrived. Our Bowlathon was this past Sunday.

We asked people to organize teams that then solicited donations from their friends, family, etc. Our goal was to raise $30,000 and, with donations still coming in, we are at almost $53,000! We used Firstgiving (platform to support online giving) to collect donations - here is a link to our page.

It was a great fun, family event - each team had a lane - we took over a whole floor of the bowling alley, 22 lanes - and everyone bowled. The bowling alley gave us a discounted rate. We played mellow jazz, turned off the flashing neon lights and had a quiet room (AKA the VIP room) to escape to if the din overwhelmed anyone.

Our own Kirstin - who is an amazing chef - created delicious breakfast food that was diet sensitive - GFCF and SF (soy free). Another corporate sponsor donated lemonade stand kits as party favors for the kids. Another friend helped me make a DVD slide show with images from our corporate sponsors, our fundraisers and images from our events over the last year or so.

We felt the love! We had over 100 people bowling and over 500 donors - many of them new to our organization. It was such a great event and we are really excited for the programs that we can initiate with the money we raised. Check out our Facebook Fan Page for more photos from the event!

A huge thank you to our sponsors:
And to our bowling teams:
  • Floortime Friends
  • Adaptations
  • Im So Elmys Special Services
  • Luger’s Baracudas
  • Team Rehman
  • Team Alex
  • Team Createabilities
  • Team Daniel
  • Team Henry & Scott
  • Team Jojo
  • Team Learning Spring
  • Team Leslie
  • Team Michael
  • The GF Cereal Bowlers
  • The Jaguars
  • The Rebecca Ballers
  • Transperfect
  • What to Feed Your Kids
And, of course, to our donors (too numerous to list)!

1 comment:

Sabeeha Rehman said...

You all did a great job, and what a fun event. Nice blog, Peggy.