Strike it up: Bowling events to raise money for local groups

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Strike a Difference for FUSE Bowl-a-thon is an annual fundraiser; this photo was taken in 2023. The event will be April 27 at Strike Force Lanes this year.

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GREENFIELD – Lace up those bowling shoes and knock down some pins for a good cause this month.

Strike Force Lanes often hosts fundraisers for local organizations, and the month of April has several lined up. The bowling alley is located at 1549 W. Main St., Greenfield.

Not a bowler? No problem— events often include extras, from bake sales to face painting to silent auctions.

Here’s a look at how to get involved:

Bowl for Greenfield-Central Students is coming up from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 14.

Hosted by the Greenfield Central School Foundation, the money raised at the event will support special projects and grants to local classrooms.

Cost is $13 per person and includes three games of bowling and shoes. There will also be face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth and silent auction. The classroom with the greatest attendance receives a pizza party and the teacher receives a $50 Amazon gift card. Bring a Kroger Rewards card to enter for other prizes.

To learn more about the foundation, visit gcschoolfoundation.com or call 317-477-4103.

-Special Olympics of Hancock County will benefit from an event April 20 at Strike Force Lanes.

The third annual Noah Glover Memorial Scotch Doubles event is from 5-7:30 p.m. April 20.

The event is in memory of Noah Glover, who loved bowling, basketball and corn toss and was a friend and cheerleader to other athletes. The annual bowling fundraiser allows Special Olympics to continue its mission of providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports.

Cost is $50 per team of two and includes three games of bowling and a shoe rental. The event will also feature a silent auction and bake sale. For more, visit facebook.com/soinhancockcounty or email [email protected].

-The 16th annual Strike a Difference for FUSE Bowl-a-thon is at 5 p.m. April 27 at Strike Force Lanes. Families United for Support and Encouragement serves people of all ages with disabilities and mental health needs.

Bowlers are challenged to raise a minimum of $100 to participate in the event through sponsorships, and a prize will be given to the top individual fundraiser. To learn more, call 317-462-9064 or visit fuseinc.org.

Pre-registration is encouraged by following the event link at facebook.com/fuseinc. Sponsor a bowler through the links on the social media page as well.