12th Annual “Strike it RICH” for Education Bowl-a-thon

We had record crowds & record profits at our 12th Annual “Strike it RICH for Education” Bowlathon!  We raised over $25,000 to support education in New Kent!  This is the most we have ever made and it is due to the enthusiasm & support from our schools & New Kent community!!! This was the first time we “packed the house”!  All 56 lanes were filled!!  You make it happen every year and we are most appreciative.  We hope all of you had a great day of bowling action and fun while supporting a most important cause.  We had a total of 56 teams and we were overwhelmed by your spirit and fundraising to support the NKEF!  We would like to recognize our top team for fundraising: St. Peter’s EYC Team (Christine Best, Tyler Anthony, Clayton Evelyn, Trevor Evelyn, Lydia Woodall & Celia Dolci) brought in $1,566.50!  The person that raised the most money was Susan Musselman of Crump’s Crew, raising $700!!  Trevor Evelyn of St. Peter’s EYC Team, raised $655!  The team with the highest average score (146) was Obsessive Combowlsive, one of our High School teams, led by team captain Margaret Bryant. Each member of Obsessive Combowlsive won 2 hours of free bowling from AMF.  And the team with the lowest average score (we won’t mention the score) was Splits Happen!  Each member of Splits Happen won a couple of free bowling passes so they can practice up for next year’s 13th Annual!  I must mention that Wayne Martell (of The Incredi-BOWLS) had the highest individual score of 223 (& highest two game average of 211.5) with David Renner (of Imax 3D – one of our C&F Bank teams) recording 222!

For the 3rd year, we had a special drawing for all team members who registered early for the event (by September 5th).  The drawing was for a $250 VISA gift card & Donna Gammon was the lucky winner from New Kent Junior Womans Club team!  We had a drawing for all teams that raised $500 or more with the winner of the drawing, It’s a Team Thing, raising $555.00!  Each team member received a $50 VISA gift card.  NKES is the winner of the Donut Competition, entering 8 teams for our Bowlathon!  NKES will enjoy a morning of donuts of their choice! Congratulations NKES!  And Jaime Johnston (from Gutter Gang) was our Team Captains Raffle winner!  She won a 3 night stay at Cedar Grove, a lovely guest cottage right on Rt. 249, donated by Catherine Stanley!  Candice Parsley (from StrikeGirls) was the lucky winner of our 50/50 raffle!  Candice won $700 & donated $200 back to the NKEF!  Thank you, Candice!


We would like to recognize our top sponsors, Cranemasters, C&F Bank, Davenport & Co, RRMM Architects, Sonabank, Charles City Timber & Mat, & the Willie Downs Family.  On behalf of the 12th Annual NKEF Bowlathon Committee, we thank all the bowlers, the sponsors, & the prize donors for making our Bowlathon so successful and so much fun!  We loved seeing all of you in our deep red 12th Annual t-shirts!  Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3, 2018 for our 13th Annual “Strike it RICH for Education” Bowlathon!!


May O’Leary

Chair, 12th Annual Committee


Carrie Evelyn

Bowlathon Team Coordinator 

Major Sponsors