Georgian Lanes’ tenth Knockdown Cancer Campaign is officially in the books, raising over $14,000 this year.
The local bowling center’s annual campaign now stands at a total of over $70,200 raised over the last decade.
Chris McDonald, campaign organizer and the Lanes’ previous owner, says over 35 local businesses gave cash donations, donated items or gift certificates to the silent auction. McDonald says over $3100 were raised in the silent auction alone.
“We had 3 shifts and 17 teams in total. 11am-2pm shift, 3-6pm shift and 7-10pm shift. All shifts were busy and over 100 people bowled the 3 games (regular game, bingo bowl game and funky bowl game).” McDonald says.
He says all the bowling lanes were picked up by local business sponsors adding some businesses even sponsored the event itself.
An amazing time was had by all, he says, adding this year’s event successfully raised $4600 to each of the three local recipient residents, Pat Holmes, Terry Clayden and Elliott Neal, who are currently either undergoing treatment or recovery.
McDonald says the bowling centre is looking forward to next year being bigger and better, but he adds it will be tough to beat this year’s campaign.
He carried a special thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, donated items, sponsored lanes, sponsored the event, pledged funds, made donations, and shared their stories to make this a memorable Knockdown Cancer campaign.