Annual Bowl-A-Thon

SATURDAY, NOV. 23rd, 2019 at HOBART LANES

Enjoy a night with family & friends while bowling for a great cause! The proceeds of this event will benefit the Hobart Family YMCA 2019 Annual Campaign. Funds from our Annual Campaign are used to help build up our community through scholarship memberships (for those who qualify), provide targeted programs for children, families, and seniors!

It’s easy to get involved – Download or grab a Team Packet from the Y, recruit five (5) other energetic people like yourself for a super team of six (6) bowlers dedicated to raising funds for the Y AND have a GREAT time doing it! Enjoy music, prizes, 50/50 raffle, NFL squares, gift basket raffles & TURKEYS for TURKEYS XXX gobble, gobble – a Hobart Y Bowl-A-Thon tradition!

The Entry Fee is $50 a team and then you are set to begin securing charitable contributions from friends, family, neighbors, other sponsors, etc! The goal is to have each team raise a minimum of $600. Be sure to reserve your team lane early & turn in your entry fee to the Hobart YMCA by Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.

We will be bowling by “No Tap” rules. Nine (9) pins down on first roll will count the same as a strike. All games will be played by the “NO TAP” rules. “NO TAP” may increase scores somewhat and will help move the game along, giving time for each bowler to complete 3 games.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd AT HOBART LANES!
Team Entry: $50
Team Charitable Minimum Goal: $600
Check-In: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Bowling Starts: 1:00 pm

Promote your brand while strengthening your community – Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Perfect Game Sponsor – $1,000

Includes entry and donation fees for one team of six bowlers from your organization or business; custom sponsor listing banner placed at event; promotion of your business by DJ throughout the  evening; ability to distribute promotional items from your business. Contact Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org to organize your sponsorship!

Turkey Sponsor – $500

Includes custom sponsor listing banner placed at event; promotion of your business or organization by DJ throughout the event; ability to distribute promotional items from your business. Contact Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org to organize your sponsorship!

Strike Sponsor – $250

Includes custom sponsor banner listing placed at event. Contact Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org to organize your sponsorship!

Lane Sponsor – $100

Includes a lane at the event named after you or your business. Custom sponsor listing banner placed at event

Spare Sponsor

Donate any amount of prizes or goodies in a gift basket to be raffled at the event.

 

Revised 9/27/19

You’ve Got Bowl-A-Thon Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

The Hobart Family YMCA Bowl-a-Thon is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before.

The Bowl-a-Thon allows our YMCA to continue our critical work serving the City of Hobart with programs and services focusing on Youth Development, Healthy Living & Social Responsibility. As our second largest annual fundraising event, the Bowl-a- Thon keeps the Y’s services available to those who need it most. This year, we’re aiming to raise a record-breaking $10,000, and we need your help

Grab 5 pals and sign up to show off your bowling skills! Or you can support a great cause by pledging toward an existing team or bowler!

We’ve compiled this handy list of Frequently Asked Questions, but reach out to us anytime at asantos@hobartymca.org if we can help in any way to get you and your teams set up to be the best and happiest Y bowlers and fundraisers ever!

When and where is the Bowl-a-Thon?
The Bowl-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019; 99 S Hobart Rd, Hobart, IN 46342. Check in is from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and the bowling begins at 1:00 pm.

So… why exactly are we bowling?
Every November, we host our Annual Bowl-A-Thon — this fundraising tradition for over 50 years! These events allow us to have fun connecting with community while raising funds so we can continue to serve our neighbors in need. Bowl; fund Y

scholarship program; build our community. It’s that simple.

I’m in! How do I sign up?
It’s easy to get involved – Snag a Team Packet from the Y Welcome Center, recruit five (5) other energetic people like yourself for a super team of six (6) bowlers dedicated to raising funds for the Y AND have a GREAT time doing it!

Is there a fee to sign up as a bowling team?
There is a registration fee of $50 per team that we encourage you to pay early to reserve your team lane.

Is there a deadline for registration?
Yes, please turn in your entry fee with team captain agreement to the Hobart YMCA by Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. There are only 16 lanes available and we will do our best to make sure we accommodate everyone who wants to join us!

What are the requirements for a bowling team captain?

  1. Recruiting five (5) other energetic people to form a super team dedicated to raising funds for the Y, and having a great time doing
  2. Turn in your team commitment sheets and $50 entry fees to the Hobart YMCA by Saturday, November 2nd,
  3. Motivate members of your team including yourself, to secure donations from friends, relatives, etc. The team goal is a minimum of $600.00 ($100 per team member.) Let your team know you are bowling to raise funds for the YMCA. Ask them to donate a specific amount, $5, $10, $20 or more – Every bit helps!
  4. Accept the prospects donations and record the transaction on your pledge sheet(s).
  5. Be sure each team member brings their pledge sheets and collected money to the Bowl- A-Thon. Turn in all pledge sheet(s) and donations and you are done!
  6. Have fun!

How many people can be on a bowling team?
Each lane can accommodate 6 people, so we encourage teams to not have more than 6 people per lane who plan to bowl, if they want their score recorded. If you don’t mind not having your score totaled up and want to participate in the fun come on by!

What are team member responsibilities?

  1. Agree to solicit donations totaling at least $100 from friends and associates. Please request Paid in Advanced donations. Ask them to donate a specific amount, $5, $10, $20 or more – Every bit helps!
  2. Accept the prospect’s donation and record the transaction on your pledge
  3. Bring your pledge sheets and collected donations to the Bowl-A-Thon, Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 6:30 pm at Cressmoor
  4. Have fun!

When should I turn in my donations?
You may bring in donations anytime to our Welcome Center staff during normal business hours. We will also collect donations by cash, check or debit/credit card onsite at the event. You can also email Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org with donation and payment questions.

Who should the donation checks be made out to?
Checks need to be made out to “Hobart Family YMCA.”

How many games do we bowl?
Three (3).

How are the bowling games played?
We will be bowling by “No Tap” rules. Nine (9) pins down on first roll will count the same as a strike. All games will be played by the “NO TAP” rules. “NO TAP” may increase scores somewhat and will help move the game along, giving time for each bowler to complete 3 games.

What happens if I’m a bad bowler?
We embrace ALL our bowlers, regardless of bowling skill! Neither your fundraising nor your importance in building power through funding is connected to your bowling score. Bring on all the gutter balls you’ve got — we’ll still be cheering you on!

I can’t attend the Bowl-a-Thon event, but still want to fundraise for the Y! Can I still participate?
YES, PLEASE! We’d love those who want to support the Y and its mission to participate in fundraising, even if you can’t join us in at the Bowl-A-Thon! We are also offering sponsorship opportunities. We are also, always accepting donations to help fund our Y. You can donate online or here at the Y with the Welcome Center.

 

 Please share these FAQs with your teammates, friends, and anyone interested in the Bowl-a-Thon. And as always, reach out to us at asantos@hobartymca.org if you have any questions or suggestions for how to make this event an even bigger success!