Bowl-A-Rama fundraiser setThe annual BRIDGE Bowl-A-Rama fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hudson Bowling Center in Plaza 94.
The annual BRIDGE Bowl-A-Rama fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hudson Bowling Center in Plaza 94, and the Hudson Knights of Columbus will continue their tradition as anchor sponsor. This is BRIDGE’s main fundraiser for the year. Lasts year, Bowl-a-rama raised more than $20,000 for the organization to support ongoing BRIDGE programs that allow youth and adults with disabilities in the St. Croix River Valley to participate in recreational activities, attend year-round day-service programs, utilize employment services for those with disabilities and socialize with friends.
“Two years ago, BRIDGE was busting at the seams so we moved to a new center on Brakke Drive,” said BRIDGE Executive Director Peg Gagnon. “The organization is now serving four times as many families with a loved one with special needs, and we’re still growing. With local businesses, supporting organizations like the Knights of Columbus, families, students and engaged members of the community all gathered together to create a really fun day for people with special needs and to support BRIDGE, Bowl-A-Rama is a perhaps the best example of what has made our organization so successful and so impactful.”
BRIDGE Board Chairman George Zaske agrees. “Bowl-a-rama supporters continue to be a key part of our growth and the dollars raised at this event directly improve the lives of people in the St. Croix River Valley who have disabilities,” he said. “More importantly, though, is the community coming together and getting behind people with special needs. It validates our vision that youth and others with disabilities will be seen as community assets to be nurtured and developed so that they can become welcome, productive and engaged citizens. And that is gratifying.”
The Knight of Columbus has supported Bowl-A-Rama from the beginning. “Every year, the Knights are there for us,” said Gagnon. “They raise the first dollars and they are enthusiastic participants at the event every year.”