FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pekin Friends Bowl-A-Thon for WTVP Approaching
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Peoria, IL ó The Pekin Friends of 47 are pleased to
announce their annual bowl-a-thon, a special benefit for
WTVP-Public Media for Central Illinois. This yearís event will
be held Saturday, March 7 at Sunset Lanes on Court
Street in Pekin, starting at 1:00 p.m. The event features bowling, food,
fun for the whole family, prizes and menís and ladiesí trophies
for individual high scores and most money raised for WTVP.
Everyone is welcome. Bowlers may register as singles or as teams
of up to five people. League bowlers are also welcome to use
their league play in support of the bowl-a-thon. The cost per
bowler is $6.00, which includes three games of bowling, shoe
rental and snacks.
Bowlers are asked to recruit pledges to
support their scores, and all proceeds will be donated to WTVP.
Typically, bowlers ask friends, family and co-workers to either
pledge a few cents per pin, or donate a flat fee up front. Each
bowler who raises at least $47 for the station will receive a
commemorative bowl-a-thon t-shirt.
The bowl-a-thon is the Pekin
Friendsí major annual fundraising event. The Pekin Friends of 47
is a civic group that supports the educational mission of public
television station WTVP 47 through volunteerism and fundraising.
Proceeds from the bowl-a-thon typically go to support childrenís
programming and special projects at the station.
register and request pledge forms by calling Event Chairman
Yvonne Herbstreith, (309) 346-7901.
For further information contact Luann Claudin, WTVP Volunteer Coordinator at (309) 677-4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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