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Bowling challenge Feb. 25 helps raise funds for Give Every Child a Chance
Oak Valley Community Bank Vice President Branch Manager Debbie Kempton, left, and Oak Valley Senior Vice President Commercial Banking Group John Coburn present a check to Give Every Child a Chance Chief Executive officer Carol Davis in preparation for the upcoming bowl-a-thon. - photo by HIME ROMERO

EVENT: Give Every Child A Chance Antone E. Raymus 13th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25

TIMES: Bowling times will be scheduled at 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2:45 p.m.

WHERE: Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center, 1251 E. Yosemite Ave, Manteca.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five people per team must raise a minimum of $50 each team member, in pledges, to enter the Bowl-A-Thon. Total team registration is $250.

The challenge is on for The Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 13th Annual Bowl-A-Thon Saturday, Feb. 25.

Marie Raymus, in partnership with GECAC, will be hosting this special event by donating the use of the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center from 8am-5pm. This includes all 48 lanes, bowling shoes, a soft drink for each participant, and staff to ensure the success of the Bowl-A-Thon; all at no charge to GECAC.

Businesses can score a strike for kids by joining in a “battle of the businesses bowling tournament”. Battle it out for the coveted perpetual plaque (to hang at your place of business for one year) along with all the bragging rights. Boost your total score by collecting extra dollars in pledges, or with a “Handicap Booster” (a $5, on the spot donation to GECAC, adds 10 pins to your total score).

You can create your own category.

Among the challenges so far:

• Health Care: Doctor’s Hospital of Manteca, Allen Lee, DDS, Sean Sangalang, DDS, Ashnok Veernkey, DDS, Valley Hill Dental Group

•Banks: Golden Valley Federal Credit Union, Oak Valley Community Bank, Central Valley Community Bank, Bank of Stockton

•Community Service Organizations: Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis, Second Harvest Food Bank, Give Every Child A Chance;

•Government: City of Manteca Firefighters Local # 1874

•Utility: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

•Schools: Dent, Brock Elliott, and Lathrop Elementary

•Retail: Food 4 Less, Kohl’s.

The minimum entry fee for a team (5 bowlers) is $250 and for each team member includes; two games of bowling, a T-shirt, shoe rental, and one soft drink. Teams need five members.

Fax in your entry form to (209) 823-6255 or call (209) 825-8695 with your team information.

For additional information, to request a team packet, or for further assistance with community challenges, please call 825-8695 or 825-7003.