The 18th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament to benefit Family Resource Center of South Florida was held June 7 at Bird Bowl Bowling Center. Sixty teams participated in the tournament, a total of 250 individuals, including children, to wage a little friendly competition on the lanes.
The top three highest scoring bowling teams received trophies. There was also a silent auction and raffle with arts, dining, travel and entertainment packages. The top raffle prizes included tickets to Sea World, tickets to Busch Gardens and a private wine tasting.
According to Director of Development, Dorit Matthews, the tournament has raised over $30,000 for the Family Resource Center. “We are pleased that we had a full house with so many individuals supporting us. Many teams come back year after year to participate in the bowling tournament because they are committed to the event and the organization,” she said.
The funds will benefit the Family Resource Center in providingfoster children’s diapers, clothing, school supplies, car seats, and other urgent needs. Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization that cares for children who have been abused or neglected. Currently coordinating care for over 800 children, the agency works to minimize the length of time that kids require foster care and seeks to strengthen families so that they can be reunified. It also trains and licenses those interested in becoming foster parents or wishing to adopt.