March 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
El Mark O Lanes
2800 CY Ave Casper, WY 82601
The 20th Annual Bowl for Jason’s Friends event will help families in our community and throughout Wyoming whose children are battling childhood cancers and brain or spinal cord tumors. Last year the proceeds totaled over $300,000 with almost 1000 bowlers participating. This is our largest annual fundraiser. We are hoping for another big turnout and strong support from the community.
Much of the help Jason’s Friends provides for families is in the form of financial aid. Our funding comes from grants, private donations and fundraisers. Run primarily by volunteers, 90% of the dollars we take in go directly to the families we help. We assist with non-medical expenses including travel expenses such as fuel, lodging and meals and with household bills such as house/rent payments, utilities, groceries and other everyday living expenses while the child is in treatment. Jason’s Friends is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
The amount of financial support has grown significantly from our beginnings in 1996. Since our inception, over $4,300,000 has been disbursed by Jason’s Friends Foundation to Wyoming families with childhood cancers. We have enrolled 2 new families already in 2018 and have a total of 120 Wyoming families in our program. THE NEED IS GREAT!
Anyone can participate in Bowl for Jason’s Friends. People of all ages and bowling abilities are welcome. Bowlers form a 5-person team and collect all donations prior to bowling. Everyone bowls for about an hour at assigned time slots. Free food and beverages throughout the day. Free t-shirt for every bowler that collects $75 or more in donations. Hourly giveaways, contests and drawings. Adult and youth prizes for most donations collected. Special prize drawing for all bowlers. Bowl a perfect 300 and win $5000 (It happened in 2010!).
Form a 5-person team, pick up a team bowling packet (available first part of February) from the Jason’s Friends office, any Hilltop Bank, First Interstate Bank, El Mark-O Lanes or at jasonsfriends.org. Call Jason’s Friends or online to reserve your assigned time to bowl. Encourage all bowlers to fully participate by collecting donations prior to bowling to support this great cause. Individual bowlers should bring their donations with them for check-in at their designated bowling time.