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Power Talk Interview
10/12/2014 Mark Carbonaro, Power Talk Radio talks with BCAG board members, Mary Surbridge and Michelle Slade.
Symbiotic Monterey County nonprofits help each other
By Dennis Taylor, Monterey County Herald
They are kindred spirits, women from two very different nonprofit groups focused on easing the burden of people in need. more
Annual BCAG Bowl-a-ton Breaks Records . . .
. . . for funds raised, participation and fun
An increased number of bowlers, auction items from generous local vendors which attracted spirited bidding, and the popular Pink Pin contest combined to send the 13th Annual Bowl-a-thon into record breaking territory. All funds raised support local grants to young mothers with breast cancer who have financial difficulty due to their disease. Pacific Grove High School students have significantly supported this long-time BCAG fundraiser by helping with advance preparations and assisting on event day.
"I'm going to be back again next year" was the typical comment as the afternoon of fund-raising ended.
Bowlers of all ages filled all lanes at the Monterey Bowling Alley, Saturday, March 14. Bowling skills ranged from "impressive" to "whoops". Participants were entertained and spurred on by the Pink Pin Contest in which at random times a colored pin appears at the head of the pin setups. If the bowler at that time scores a strike, he/she goes on to the next level to compete for a $500 prize. Eight bowlers qualified to bowl for the cash prize that had been funded by Pisoni Winery.
A record number of local vendors donated more than 100 items for the silent auction and raffle. These ranged from restaurant meals to salon offerings to a variety of gift packages and much more. In a separate auction category were the artistically and imaginatively painted bowling pins created by art students from three local high schools. Successful bidders were rewarded with original pieces including pelicans, starry sky, and much more – all painted on bowling pins.
Plans are underway for next year's Bowl-a-thon, promising more fun, prize items and the opportunity to support this important local cause. Stay tuned for the date announcement.