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37th annual NELCWIT Bowlathon

posted Jan 16, 2014, 12:58 PM by Edwin Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 1:07 PM ]

Dear NELCWIT supporters,
The 37th annual NELCWIT Bowlathon will be held from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at French King Bowling Center, Route 2, in Erving.
Help us spread the word about one of our most popular community events!
Money raised supports the crisis hotline- last year we answered over 1200 calls. Funds donated fuels prevention education programs and supports individuals and families that have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Over 500 people received counseling in 2013. Over 200 people petitioned for restraining orders with our advocates.
Every dollar makes a real difference. It's easy to do it online - just click on any team, or create your own fundraiser:


You Care ... about finding alternatives to domestic violence though prevention, intervention, and advocacy.

You are Powerful! ... NELCWIT bowl-a-thon supporters lead by example. As our children see us respond, they too feel hopeful and powerful to heal wounds. 
You are Connected! ... Experience a stronger, more resilient network of support with one another and in the community.
You Dream... of a near future where children and adults value each other, respect differences, and know compassion, tolerance, kindness, and love. While we fundraise to cover operating expenses, we keep our eye on the big prize - building a movement for lasting social change. 

This is how the Bowlathon works: each bowler raises $50 between now and the bowling day, On Saturday the 25th bowlers meet at the French King Bowling Center to eat pizza, win a raffle, and make a strike against domestic violence and sexual abuse.
There are still a few lanes open if you want to sign up to bowl. Call 413-772-0871 x 114 and give your name, address, phone, email. State whether or not you’re the team leader, a member of a team, or want to be assigned to an existing team, and whether or not you’d like to bowl at 12:30-1:45 or 2:00-3:15. Once registered, you will receive a pledge form by mail or email. Or, download the form HERE.
Donate online from now through Saturday, January 25th at


10 days left before the big day. Step up and strike down domestic violence with NELCWIT!
In solidarity,

Cheryl Rogers, JD
Executive Director, NELCWIT
(413) 772-0871 ext 106