Enjoy an evening of fun, food, drinks and bowling with your industry peers while raising money for a worthwhile cause. 100 percent of the proceeds from this event goes to the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program!
Awards are given for most strikes & best average team score (minimum 4 per team). There will be a meet & greet, practices rounds, the main event, and awards and prizes. Tickets can be purchased in the categories of Individual, Individual VIB, Team Lane, and Team Lane VIB. VIB lanes will have more space and include leather sofas in addition to big screen TV's. This is a great team building opportunity, so grab your team and let's bowl! P.S. no bumpers!
The Weekend Hunger Backpack Program was designed to supplement meals for children who depend on their school for breakfast and lunch, during the school week. The program identifies chronically hungry children who are in need of nutritional assistance over the weekend. Volunteers fill the backpacks during the week to be taken home on Friday with enough food for the child and their siblings for the weekend.
In Alachua County, one in four children don't have enough food to eat each day. Lack of access to a nutritious and adequate food supply has implications not only for the development of physical and mental disease, but also behavior and social skills. Food insecurity has been linked with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, higher levels of anxiety and aggression. It has also been correlated with slower development of social skills.
The program strives to reverse these consequences by providing over 700 children each week with the food they need to be healthy, happy and successful. On average, it costs about $6.00 to feed a child over the weekend.