Georgian Lanes is inviting you to help knock down cancer and strike up some fun with your friends and family.
Through its annual Knockdown Cancer Campaign, the local bowling center raised over $56,500 for cancer research and support over the last nine years.
Chris McDonald, the campaign organizer and previous owner, says the fundraiser is set for March 26.
McDonald says the first three or four years of fundraising was done for the Canadian Cancer Society and since then the campaign has been for locally nominated recipients struggling with cancer.
This year’s funds will be in support of local recipients Pat Holmes, Terry Clayden, Elliot Neal.
Throughout March, McDonald says funds will be raised by donating 50 cents from every shoe rental, hosting a fundraising tournament on March 26, and a community-sponsored silent auction.
“We will have teams that will participate with each bowler pledging a minimum of $40 to participate and they will bowl their three games during that day,” says McDonald. “We’re going to also have a silent auction, which will be running the week leading up to it to raise funds as well,”
All the funds, he says, will be going directly to the three local recipients to help them out.
The campaign also gives local businesses the chance to partake in fundraising through several sponsorship opportunities.
“We have a lot of local businesses that have stepped up to either sponsor a lane sign or other sign, donate a gift or an item or service to our silent auction,” he says. “So it goes a long way and with a lot of participation. I’d say probably over 50 businesses and individuals have stepped up to help out and participate with us.” McDonald adds.
Georgian Lanes Entertainment will be joined by participating Bowl Canada member bowling centers across the country.
For more information and to find out how to participate or to make a donation you can email at [email protected] or call Chris directly at (705)774-6129