Bowl-A-Thon – Strike It Up for Autism Acceptance 2016

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Strike it up for Autism Acceptance – 1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon

April is Autism Acceptance month and it is Bowl-A-Thon time!

To celebrate and help raise money for Autism Empowerment’s programs and services, we’re hosting our 1st Annual Strike it Up for Autism Acceptance fundraiser!  Please join us for bowling, a fun raffle and the opportunity to pick up free Autism Empowerment and community resources.

Who are we?

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Autism Empowerment is a passionate people-powered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of children, teens, adults and families in the Autism and Asperger communities. Founded in Vancouver, WA in June 2011, our programs promote a culture of acceptance for all abilities and are piloted locally with the goal of expanding nationally and worldwide.

When – Sunday, April 24th, 2016. We will be at the center from Noon – 5 PM. Bowling will take place in two sessions.

The first bowling session is at 1:00 pm. – Check-in starts at 12:40 p.m. – Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your bowling start time for check-in.

The second bowling session is at 3:00 pm. – Check-in starts at 2:40 p.m. – Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your bowling start time for check-in.

Where Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes – 6300 NW Highway 99 – Vancouver, WA 98665 – (360) 694-8364 (for directions)

Cost to bowl:

  • $8.00 for an individual (any age)
  • $25.00 for a family/group of 4
  • $31.00 for a family/group of 5
  • $37.00 for a family/group of 6.

So that we can reserve your lane, we need you to pre-register by clicking the GET TICKETS button on our CommitChange fundraising page, choosing the option you’d like and checking out.  (This allows you to choose the time you want to bowl and the number of people who are registering together.)

Cost includes two games on one lane per person and shoe rental (if needed) and the chance to win fun prizes for bowling! Every bowler receives a participation certificate and a goody bag! But wait, there’s more!

Prize Raffle: Raffle ticket prices will be $1.00 or $2.00 apiece and we will have discounts if purchasing $5, $10 or $20 at a time.

We will be having many items for youth, adults, and families available for raffle at the Bowl-A-Thon FUNdraiser! (Raffle tickets on-site only.)

50/50 Raffle Tickets:  Two drawings. One will take place at about 2 pm and the other will take place at about 4 pm

eBay Auction Preview: We will be auctioning higher value items at eBay. See a sneak preview of some of the items and experiences we’ll be auctioning!

Bowling Awards 

  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Youth 12 and under (with and without bumpers)
  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Youth 13 – 17 (with and without bumpers)
  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Adult (with and without bumpers)
  • Top 2 Game total Youth (with and without bumpers)
  • Top 2 Game Total  Adult (with and without bumpers)

EVERY PERSON that raises at least $100 for Autism Empowerment or each TEAM/FAMILY that raises at least $200 for Autism Empowerment will be invited to a SPECIAL Autism Empowerment 5 Year Anniversary party on Friday evening, June 3rd, 2016. 

The sign up button will take you to our event page at CommitChange where you can sign up individually or for a team by clicking the GET TICKETS button.

How to Earn Prizes and Collect Pledges

You can fundraise in multiple ways:

  1.  Start a personal fundraising page for Autism Empowerment at the following link: https://www.commitchange.com/wa/vancouver/autism-empowerment
  2. Make a donation using that green donate button on the bottom of this page!
  3. Take a pledge sheet to friends, family and around your neighborhood or workplace to gather pledges. We will email you a Bowl-A-Thon toolkit packet after you register. You can also download and print additional pledge sheets here —>  Bowl-A-Thon2016PledgeSheet

Prizes for fundraising

We want to thank you so much for supporting Autism Empowerment and our first annual Bowl-a-Thon!

EVERY PERSON that raises at least $100 for Autism Empowerment or each TEAM/FAMILY that raises at least $200 for Autism Empowerment will be invited to a SPECIAL Autism Empowerment 5 Year Anniversary party on Friday evening, June 3rd, 2016. 

Other Fundraising Awards

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We will be offering incentives for different levels reached AND fundraising awards for the child (under 12), teen (13 – 17), adult and registered team who raises the most in donations. Final totals are determined after all money is turned in.

  • Top Funds Raised – Team
  • Top Funds Raised – Adult 18+
  • Top Funds Raised – Youth 13 – 17
  • Top Funds Raised – Youth 12 and under

These awards will be presented at Autism Empowerment’s 5 Year Anniversary party on Friday evening, June 3rd, 2016.

Donor contributions from direct donations and pledge per pin will be added to any other online donations you receive to calculate your total fundraised dollars amount. This amount raised will determine eligibility for special prizes. These special awards will be given out at our 5 Year Anniversary Party in the evening of June 3rd, 2016.

Individual Fundraising Incentives

Bronze, Silver and Gold incentives will be given out at the Bowl-A-Thon if money collected by that time equals or exceeds the qualifying total for that category. If money collected doesn’t reach a certain incentive level until after collecting pledge-per-pin donations, we will mail any extra earned incentives.

Golf passes and tournament hats for Diamond and Shooting Star incentive levels will not be available until late July and will be mailed.

  • BRONZE – Raise $25 or more and receive a set of 4 Autism Empowerment Acceptance for All wristbands
  • SILVER  – Raise $75 or more and receive the BRONZE incentive plus a set of 4 bowling themed rubber duckies (2″)
  • GOLD – Raise $250 or more and receive the SILVER incentive plus your choice of a signed copy of Secret of the Songshell by Brian Tashima, Mystery of the Moonfire by Brian Tashima, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum OR a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • DIAMOND – Raise $350 or more and receive the GOLD incentive plus 2 one-week passes to the PGA Web.com Tour WincoFoods Portland Open happening August 22 – 28th, 2016. (donated $50 value) – Passes are good for the ENTIRE week.
  • SHOOTING STAR – Raise $500 or more and receive the DIAMOND incentive plus 4 one-week passes to the PGA Web.com Tour WincoFoods Portland Open happening August 22nd – 28thm 2016 plus two tournament hats. (donated $140 value) – Passes are good for the ENTIRE week.

Businesses – How to become a Sponsor 

We are eagerly searching for businesses to be sponsors for this event.  We offer many different types of corporate sponsorship options.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, here are the different levels that we offer: SponsorAgreement2016BowlingEvent

Sponsors

  • Enumclaw Insurance – $500.00
  • The Spectraland Saga – $300.00

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Thank you so much to the following organizations that have provided In-Kind donations of either products or services for raffle or auction prizes that will be used to raise funds for the Autism Empowerment.

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Raffle and 50/50 drawing

We will be having many items for youth, adults and families available for raffle at the Bowl-A-Thon FUNdraiser!  In addition there will be two 50 / 50 drawings with the first drawing being held around 2:00 and the second drawing around 4:00.

eBay Auction Preview

We will be auctioning some higher value items at our Autism Empowerment store at eBay in late April and early May. On Bowl-A-Thon day, come see a sneak preview of some of the items and experiences we’ll be auctioning.

Volunteering

We need your help with volunteering at this event.  Link will be added shortly.

Questions?

Please email John at info@autismempowerment.org

Your donations will be helping the following programs

         MassMut

The sign up button will take you to our event page at CommitChange where you can sign up individually or for a team by clicking the GET TICKETS button.