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An Afternoon at the Bowling Alley Raises Nearly $12,000 for Kids

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A day at the bowling alley in beautiful Colorado turned out to be a smashing success for the Finish Line Youth Foundation. The inaugural Bowl for Kids Colorado event not only raised nearly $12,000 for the Foundation, it also offered a fun afternoon for children from six Denver-area partner organizations and Finish Line employees to celebrate the great work these organizations do in the community.

Regardless of whether a player was a “King Pin” or threw more gutters than strikes, a fun time was had by all. This first of its kind event raised money through donations and sponsorships. Teams of six were formed that collected money from generous donations online for their day of fun and the many wonderful organizations it benefited. Teams consisted of kids from all over the area, Finish Line employees, friends and family, and business partners. Many others helped the cause by donating to these teams or by volunteering at the afternoon celebration. Others sponsored a lane to allow local underprivileged or disabled children to bowl to their hearts’ content at the event for free. Overall, 25 teams spent the day bowling at Fat Cats All Out Fun in Westminster, Colo.

Where does all of the money go? Proceeds from the Bowl for Kids Colorado event help to fund grants for nonprofit organizations that provide community-based youth athletic programs and camps for disadvantaged and special needs children all over the country that the Foundation supports. Every year, the Foundation awards more than 100 grants to these great organizations. The Foundation and Finish Line also have a multi-year partnership with Special Olympics.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the inaugural Bowl for Kids Colorado event a success! If you’d like to learn more about the Finish Line Youth Foundation or get involved, check us out on Twitter at @FinishLineYF or search “Finish Line Youth Foundation” on Facebook.