The 18th annual Kids ’n Kinship Bowlathon will be held 3-7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan. Again this year, community teams will have the opportunity to bowl alongside Kids ’n Kinship youths and their mentors.
“The Bowlathon is perfect for corporate team-building or focused fun with family and friends. It provides companies and individuals with a couple of hours filled with laughter and excitement. The added joy is helping a quality youth mentor program. This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 and you can help us do that,” said Jan Belmore, director of Apple Valley-based nonprofit Kids ’n Kinship.
Companies, groups, families and students can register a team and bring $25 in pledges per bowler. There will be all-you-can-eat chips and pop, professional team photos and two games of bowling. Each registered team member also receives a gift item from Kids ’n Kinship. The individual raising the most money will receive a special prize. There will also be a silent auction.
Vouchers to bowl at a more convenient time are available to those who pay the $25 registration fee.
“We’re encouraging companies to start a friendly internal rivalry between departments by entering more than one team,” said Belmore. “Individual bowlers are also welcome and will be placed on a team once they arrive. “The Bowlathon is a fun way for the community to support youth mentoring, while enjoying time with colleagues, friends, family and neighbors.”