Bowl-a-thon by Morristown charity raises money for Sandy victims

Morristown-based Family Service of Morris County rolled a strike for Hurricane Sandy victims with a benefit bowl-a-thon by young professionals.

More than 90 bowlers on 15 teams competed last month at the Hanover Lanes in East Hanover, where BASF of Florham Park defended its crown. Nestle Infant Nutrition of Florham Park won the fundraising challenge. Proceeds will benefit area families affected by Hurricane Sandy, and also support the charity’s holiday fund.

Since 2008, the Young Professionals Bowl-a-thon has raised nearly $125,000 for Family Service of Morris County, according to the nonprofit. Here is a statement from the organization:

FROM FAMILY SERVICE OF MORRIS COUNTY:

Young Professional Bowlers Strike It Big for Family Service of Morris County

(December 2012)

 

Nestle's winning team in the 2012 Family Service of Morris County Young Professionals Bowl-a-thon. Photo: Family Service of Morris County.

Nestle's winning team in the 2012 Family Service of Morris County Young Professionals Bowl-a-thon. Photo: Family Service of Morris County.

The Family Service of Morris County (FSMC) Young Professionals Bowl-a-thon has been hailed as the sporting event of the year for many of our Morris County corporate partners. This signature event has created a legacy of charitable giving and cultivating enthusiastic support on behalf of many emerging local leaders who have pulled together to support FSMC families for the past five years. Through peer-to-peer fundraising and creative employee-driven “fun-raising” events at the workplace, the Bowl-a-thon has raised nearly $125,000 since it began in 2008.

On Friday, November 30, the FSMC Young Professionals hosted their big event at Hanover Lanes in East Hanover. Once again, joining forces with over 90 bowlers and 15 teams, congratulations go to BASF of Florham Park, the powerhouse behind the competition who defended their title as the winning team with the highest bowling score and highest scoring bowler. Special thanks go to Nestle Infant Nutrition of Florham Park who led the corporate challenge to win first place in fundraising. “We’d like to thank all of our event sponsors and participating teams for making this annual tradition a real possibility for FSMC,” said Patrice Picard, Chief Executive Officer.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, proceeds of this year’s bowl-a-thon will be used to support the FSMC Hope for the Holidays Program and our families who were seriously impacted by the storm.

For more information about the FSMC Young Professionals Program please contact Pamela DeMassi, FSMC Associate Director, Development at pdemassi@fsmc.org

 



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