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BRIDGE and Hudson Knights announce annual Bowling Bash

Pictured are John Knutson (Knights of Columbus), Leslie Rose (BRIDGE), Hudson Bowling Center’s Dan Klatt, Kurt Karis (BRIDGE), Jim Michaelson (Knights), Dan Schwab (Knights), Tim Shafer (Knights), Grand Knight Jim Burnes, BRIDGE Executive Director Peg Gagnon, BRIDGE Program Director Jesse Beckstrom, Chris Michaelson (Knights), and BRIDGE HR & Program Supervisor Ali Sutter. Photo courtesy of BRIDGE for Community Life

Mark your calendars, dust off your bowling shoes, and count down the days until BRIDGE's largest fundraiser - the 13th annual BRIDGE Bowlarama on Saturday, March 31 at the Hudson Bowling Center. This exciting event brings BRIDGE families and people with disabilities together with area businesses and the western Wisconsin community for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie in support of BRIDGE. The Bowlarama is a wonderful way to give back.

"Over the years, Bowlarama has raised well over $200,000 towards BRIDGE programs and services," says BRIDGE Executive Director Peg Gagnon. "Last year's fundraiser alone raised a record-breaking $28,000 for BRIDGE — a testament to the immense support we've felt from the Knights of Columbus and the community towards all of its citizens with disabilities. That is what makes the Bowlarama so meaningful for our clients and the people in their lives."

Each year this event has been made possible through generous support from the Hudson Knights who will again be the event sponsor. Thanks to the Knights, the business community, sponsors, and families and friends, BRIDGE can support year-round day-service programs, job training and employment, as well as recreational and social activities for youth and adults with disabilities. These opportunities help these individuals build lasting social relationships and self-confidence.

Call BRIDGE at 715-381-8230 to be a bowler, captain a team, make a pledge, donate a live auction basket or item, or sponsor a lane. Your business or organization's sponsorship will be recognized in advertising materials for the Bowlarama and at the event itself.

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