Our 13th Annual “Strike it RICH for Education” Bowlathon had record crowds & record profits!!  We raised over $28,000 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!!! We “packed the house” once again! 55 teams!!  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 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 2 Team (Grant Stanley, Jack Swynford, Caroline Swynford, Trevor Evelyn, Lydia Woodall & Jack Merritt brought in $1,986.00!  There were two other teams that raised over $1,000.  They are Crump’s Crew ($1,400) and St. Peter’s EYC 1 ($1,286)!  The person that raised the most money was Susan Musselman of Crump’s Crew, raising $900!!  Two other individuals donated $500 each & won a $50 VISA Gift Card – Sandi Coffey & Cathy Davis!  The team with the highest average score (142) was Incredi-bowls, one of our Community teams, led by team captain Wayne Martell. Each member of Incredi-bowls won 2 hours of free bowling for up to 6 people 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 14th Annual!  I must mention that Doc Jones (of Charles City Ttimber & Mat) had the highest individual score of 223! Doc won 2 hours of free bowling for up to 6 people!

For the 4th year, we had a special drawing for all team members who registered early for the event (by September 7th).  The drawing was for a $250 VISA gift card & Erin Massimini was the lucky winner from Team GRITS!  We had a drawing for all teams that raised $500 or more with the winner of the drawing Splits and Giggles, raising $500.00!  Each team member received a $50 VISA gift card.  NKES & GWES are the winners of the Donut Competition, each school entering 6 teams for our Bowlathon!  NKHS will enjoy a morning of donuts as well since they were the school that raised the most money - $2,725! Congratulations NKES, GWES & NKHS!  And Lauren Birkhead (Rainbow Rollers) 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!  Rebecca Louke (from Crumb Snatchers) was the lucky winner of our 50/50 raffle!  Rebecca won $500!

We would like to recognize our top sponsors, Cranemasters, C&F Bank, Dominion Energy, Davenport & Co, RRMM Architects, Sonabank, Charles City Timber & Mat, Diane Miller & the Willie Downs Family.  On behalf of the 13th 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 beautiful blue 13th Annual t-shirts!  Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2, 2019 for our 14th Annual “Strike it RICH for Education” Bowlathon!!

May O’Leary
Chair, 13th Annual 

Carrie Evelyn
Bowlathon Team Coordinator 

 

May O’Leary

Chair, 12th Annual Committee

 

Carrie Evelyn

Bowlathon Team Coordinator 

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