"Pajama Bowl" Fundraiser For Foster Kids Coming To Acme Bowl April 18
Sleep Country USA’s annual “Pajama Bowl” is coming to Acme Bowl in Tukwila on Sunday, April 18th. This event is a fundraiser that helps over 26,000 foster children in the northwest.
100% of all donations will help local foster kids by going directly to one of 16 foster care organization designated by participants.
Last year’s event raised over $77,000 in both Washington and Oregon, and benefited more than 26,000 foster children.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Sleep Country USAâ€™s 5th Annual Pajama Bowl.
WHEN: Sunday, April 18th, 2010, with bowling at either 11:00a.m. or 2:00p.m.
WHERE: Acme Bowl and Billiards at 100 Andover Park West, Tukwila; as well as Tech City Bowl at 13033 NE 70th Place in Kirkland.
REGISTER: Gather five of your best friends, co-workers or family members and register for this yearâ€™s event at your local Sleep Country USA store or online at http://www.pajamabowl.com.
Each team will need to raise or donate a minimum of $250 to participate (thatâ€™s only $50 per person).
And of course: “Pajama Bowl teams are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of family-friendly pajamas during the eventâ€”matching pajamas are even better!”
All of the entry fees will be donated directly to the 16 Pacific Northwest foster childrenâ€™s charities that Sleep Country USA supports.
INFO: From their website:
Bowling + Pajamas = a fun way to give back to your community!
This annual event is Sleep Country USAâ€™s largest fundraiser, and brought in over $77,000 last year for Washington and Oregonâ€™s more than 26,000 foster children.
The Pajama Bowl will be taking place on April 18th at lanes in Tukwila and Kirkland, giving Seattle-area bowlers the opportunity to pick the venue thatâ€™s most convenient.
Pajama Bowl teams are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of family-friendly pajamas during the eventâ€”matching pajamas are even better! Each team will receive a score at the end of the event based upon their combined bowling average, amount donated, plus any additional points awarded for pajamas and raffles. The team with the most points at the end of the event will take home the grand prize of a brand new queen-size SimmonsÂ® BeautyrestÂ® mattress set, also known as the â€œBowling Ballâ€ mattress, for each member of the winning team.Â Runner-up prizes will be award for second and third place.Â And, even if you donâ€™t place, youâ€™ll have a chance to win fun prizes throughout the event including music cds, dvds, event tickets and more.
100% of all donations will help local foster kids by going directly to the foster care organization you designate. There are over 18,000 foster kids in Washington State that share common challenges few of us can imagine. Sleep Country USA has developed the Sleep Country Foster Kids Program to assist local foster care organizations in providing essential childhood items. These non-profits organizations offer important services and the little extras that help give foster children a more stable and happier childhood.
Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. Â®
Sleep Country USA developed its foster kids program in 2005 to help meet the essential needs of the 26,000 foster children in the Northwest. Sleep Country also wanted to create a fundraising event that local families could participate in and would help our foster child non-profits provide the little extras like re-uniting with a sibling at camp, the opportunity to participate in team sports, or even learn a musical instrument. In 2006 we launched the first Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl with one location in Washington drawing more than 300 participants and raising over $40,000. Now completing our 4th year we have grown to 2 locations in Washington and 2 location in Oregon, and to date have raised more than a quarter million dollars for local foster children. We truly appreciate the continued support from all our bowlers and sponsors. Stay tuned for 2010 event details.
The Ticket to Dream Foundationâ„¢is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates as Sleep Country Foster Kids. The Ticket to Dream Foundation provides a combination of in-kind and monetary contributions to non-profit organizations whose charitable purpose is to support worthy charitable causes and charities, with particular emphasis on charities related to children in need.
For the 26,000 foster children in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. Many are frequently relocated to new homes and must repeatedly struggle to catch up in a new school. With support from non-profit foster child organizations and local communities, these children can regain a sense of hope, and you can help!
For more information, visit the Pajama Bowl website here.