Bowlapalooza’s triumphant return
Bowlapalooza is a bowling event that raises much-needed funding for TrueMentors, and after a three-year absence, it made its return! Money raised from this event enables staff to recruit, train and match adult volunteer mentors with local children who need them.
“With minimal funding streams available for mentoring programs, TrueMentors, and Newaygo County youth impacted by the program depend on its fundraising efforts. Given the cancellation of Dam to Dam due to weather and the inability to hold Bowlapalooza for the last three years, we were hoping for a great show of support this year and our community did not disappoint!”, said Danielle Siegel, Youth Programs Director.
Over two days in April, 117 individuals representing 20 different bowling teams, got together, bowled, had a blast, and most importantly, raised over $22,000 for TrueMentors. TrueNorth staff alone raised nearly $7,000! This infusion of funds will go a long way in filling the funding gap TrueMentors was facing.