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Bowling challenge Saturday helps raise funds for free tutoring effort
The Give Every Child A Chance Antone E. Raymus Bowl-A-Thon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The Lathrop Manteca Firefighters Association are among those bowling while the Stockton Thunder have donated an autographed team hockey stick for the auction. Show are, from left, Thunder player Jason Morgan, firefighter Josh Camper, GECACs Carol Davis, firefighter Josh Perry, and GECACs Chuck Crutchfield. - 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 the event by donating the use of the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Businesses can score a strike for kids by joining in a “battle of the businesses bowling tournament”. 

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.