17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon, Presented by IPS Cranes
On a chilly Sunday morning in March of this year, 250 bowlers and cheerleaders filled Flaherty's Arden Bowl for a "rolling" good time to benefit Merrick. Guests enjoyed bowling, lunch, carnival games and activities. Clients raised money through pledges and many sponsorships were granted so all clients who wished to attend could participate. For this, we are truly grateful.
Jackie and Pat O'Connell and their staff at IPS Cranes spearheaded the event, handling many details including sponsorship and donation procurement, volunteering at the event, creating lane banners, and many of the other behind-the scenes details. We couldn't have done it without them and their amazing team! Thank you!
Together we raised nearly $36,000.00, after expenses, which will be used to support the employment and life enrichment goals of the 375 clients at Merrick. Clients come to Merrick in search of employment solutions or therapies including art, horticulture, occupational and music. The proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon will certainly go a long way toward covering the gap between governmental reimbursements and the cost to provide support services.