Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz

By Kevin Richards
SNPJ Fraternal Director

At SNPJ, we do a lot of bowling. In fact, one of our most popular tournaments – the annual Winter Classic – was rolled at the end of February. The scores were totaled and tallied just in time to welcome March and the month-long Youth Telegraphic Tournament. With no major SNPJ bowling events set for April, we’re hoping our dedicated bowlers will put their skills to use for a worthwhile cause by participating in Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz.

Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz is an event sponsored by the Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh (FSGP) that benefits the Free Care Fund of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Free Care Fund’s goal is to “ensure that every child gets the care they need and deserve regardless of their family’s insurance or ability to pay.” (Be sure to visit their website for additional information.)

This year, Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz is planned Sunday, April 14, at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Bowlers of all ages are welcome to collect sponsors and participate, and we’re hoping to have a great turnout of SNPJ members. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and activities for the children are planned prior to bowling. All bowlers must be registered by 12:30 p.m. since the bowling starts at 1. Bowlers will roll a three-game series and will be treated to food and prizes. Youth bowlers will also receive a commemorative T-shirt.

There’s no cost to enter; however, each bowler must submit a minimum of $25 in sponsorships or promised sponsorships by March 25. The Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz registration form and donation form are available online, or by contacting your Youth Circle director, Lodge secretary or the SNPJ Home Office. Completed forms should be returned to the Slovene National Benefit Society, 247 West Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA 15126, marked “Attn: Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz.” Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is fast approaching, so gather your donations today!

If you aren’t much of a bowler, consider making a donation to help sponsor a child’s participation. For more information, contact me at 1-800-843-7675 ext. 144, or e-mail krichards@snpj.com.

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