Members of the community are invited to team up and bowl for a cause Feb. 29 at the Elder Foundation’s annual signature fundraiser Strike Out Hunger.
The signature fundraiser for the foundation, this year’s bowl-a-thon event will raise funds to fight hunger in the Jefferson County area.
“As a United Way Partner, we are focused on Meals on Wheels and we are calling on local groups to help in sponsoring teams,” said fundraising chairman David LeCompte. “We expect to have lots of participants at the event, ranging from children to individuals in their 60s and 70s.”
Strike Out Hunger is a family-oriented event and will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Vestavia Bowl Fun Family Center. Attendees can choose to participate on a bowling team or just sit back and watch. Teams could consist of individuals representing corporations, churches, clubs, other organizations and families.
“Our objective is to raise funds to help assure that seniors in our community receive nutritious meals, especially during the winter season,” fundraising Chairman David LeCompte said. “And we are inviting the public, businesses and other groups to take part in this exciting team event.”
An organization committed to serving seniors and “nurturing quality of life,” the Elder Foundation supports programs and services that have a direct impact on seniors in the area. In addition to Meals on Wheels, it focuses on the Twilight Wish Foundation-Alabama Chapter, a wish-granting service for seniors.
Last year’s Strike Out Hunger raised $5,000, which the board presented to the United Way of Central Alabama.
Those interested in participating in or sponsoring the event should contact LeCompte at 205-568-2076 by Feb. 10. To make a donation, please make checks payable to Elder Foundation, P.O. Box 11343, Birmingham, Alabama 35202.