Bowlers and sponsors needed to ‘strike’ against domestic violence

Bowlers and sponsors are needed for the annual Bowl-2-Benefit for the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS), a program of BHcare.

The event is Saturday, March 14, at AMF Lanes in Milford. All proceeds benefit the Umbrella Center, which provides services to more than 7,000 victims of domestic violence and their children each year throughout the Greater New Haven, Greater Naugatuck Valley and shoreline communities.

UCDVS provides free emergency safe shelter, 24-hour crisis services, counseling, court advocacy, support and other crucial services.

All ages and skill levels

Bowlers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in teams of four to six, in one of five bowling sessions scheduled for 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Bowlers pay a minimal $5 registration fee and are asked to collect pledges to support their efforts.  Each bowler will receive 90 minutes of bowling, an event T-shirt, shoe rental, soft drink and a chance to win prizes.

Sponsorship opportunities

The Bowl-2-Benefit offers sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Decreases in state and federal funding coupled with increases in demand for services make fundraising events such as the Bowl-2-Benefit critical to sustaining services for those at risk and in need, event organizers said.

For more information contact Debbie Soulsby at 203-736-2601, ext. 1321 or visit Deadline for bowler registration is March 2.