Bowl-a-Strike against domestic violence

The registration deadline is approaching for bowlers and sponsors for Ansonia-based BHcare’s 25th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit being held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at AMF Lanes in Milford. All proceeds benefit domestic violence programs and services throughout the Valley, Greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Services include emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotlines, counseling, advocacy, support and other critical services free of charge for individuals and children affected by domestic violence.
The public is invited to come “bowl a strike” against domestic violence. Participants of Bowl-2-Benefit raise money for the event by forming bowling teams and collecting pledges. Bowl sessions are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals, businesses and organizations can also get involved by becoming an event or lane sponsor. Sponsorships start as low as $75.
According to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 20 people lose their lives to domestic violence in the state annually. Last year, the coalition provided free emergency safe shelter, 24-hour crisis, counseling, advocacy, support and other crucial services to over 9,000 battered women and their children. Decreases in state and federal funding, coupled with increases in demand for services, make fundraising events such as the Bowl-2-Benefit critical to sustaining services for those at risk and in need.
The 25th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit is being sponsored by Bassett Brands and by Cox Radio, which operates WPLR 99.1-FM and Star 99.9-FM. Anyone interested in receiving more information about, or participating in, the Bowl-2-Benefit, should call Debbie Soulsby at 203-736-2601, ext. 1321 or visit the BHcare website at bhcare.org. Deadline for registration is Feb. 27.

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