Students at Oxford Center School are busy collecting donations for BHcare’s Bowl-2-Benefit. The Bowl-2-Benefit raises money for the Center for Domestic Violence Services that provides free emergency safe shelter, 24-hour crisis, counseling, advocacy, support and other crucial services to over 9,000 battered women and their children.
“I have the most enterprising students this year. Many of them have opened little businesses around their neighborhoods shoveling snow, walking dogs, or taking out garbage all for donations,” said Courtney DeMatteo, physical education teacher and student council advisor at Center School. “These kids are pumped to raise money and spread the good word about the Center for Domestic Violence Services."
Oxford Center School has been the top youth fundraiser group for more than six years.
BHcare’s 25th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit is being held Saturday, March 9, at AMF Lanes in Milford. All proceeds benefit domestic violence programs and services throughout the Valley, Greater New Haven and the shoreline.
Participants of Bowl-2-Benefit raise money for the event by forming bowling teams and collecting pledges. Bowl sessions are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. Individuals and/or businesses and organizations can also get involved by becoming an event or lane sponsor.
The 25th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit is being sponsored by Bassett Brands and by Cox Radio: WPLR 99.1n FM and Star 99.9 FM. Anyone interested in receiving more information about, or participating in, the Bowl-2-Benefit, call Debbie Soulsby at 203.736.2601, ext. 1321 or visit the BHcare website at www.bhcare.org. Deadline for bowler registration is Feb. 27.