I have high hopes for The Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) in 2015. MAP is one of the quintessential organizations that helps to combat ‘food deserts’ in this community. The goals of MAP include empowering young people to learn to grow the food that they are putting on their tables. MAP also sets up Farm Stands in various underserved neighborhoods so that people can have access to healthy, locally grown food. And if that’s not good enough, the organization also runs a Mobile Market that transports food to where people live and work. Check out this great video to learn more.
Each year MAP hosts a number of fundraisers to ensure that its programming remains intact. One such initiative is called Bowl-A-Rama, where the goals to raise $10,000 that will in turn provide ten jobs to area youth. It’s incredible to think that a mere 10K can go so far when it comes to offering meaningful work to those who will then have the tools that they need to grow as future leaders in their own communities. Here’s how Bowl-A-Rama works:
- Purchase your ticket to bowl with MAP and invite your friends
- Recruit sponsors to pledge dollars to support MAP’s programs ($75 minimum pledges are requested per bowler / $300 minimum for a team, once you purchase tickets. MAP will send you a pledge form)
- Collect your pledges and bring them with you to the event to be eligible for great prizes
“Purchase your tickets online by January 5th, 2015. Recruit a team of up to 5 people, or come bowl by yourself and make new friends once you get there.” – MAP
To learn more, and to be a part of Bowl-A-Rama, click here. If you can’t muster up a team, that’s OK, but be sure to be a part of the fundraiser by making a small donation, or even bowl as an individual. All of the info is available by clicking on the link above.
Bowl-A-Rama for MAP
Voelkers Lanes | Buffalo, NY
Sunday Feb 08, 2015 | 2:00 PM -4:00 PM | $12.00 (individual) – $45.00 (team)