Arc Bowl-a-Thon needs teams, sponsors

Published March 17, 2007


Teams and sponsors are needed for the Arc Nature Coast's annual Bowl-A-Thon, which will be from 4 to 6 p.m. May 5 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

A $100 team sponsorship provides Bowl-A-Thon T-shirts for a team of five bowlers (all sponsor names will be printed on the back of a minimum of 200 shirts), two games of bowling and shoe rental. Individual and team awards will be presented directly after bowling.

Sponsors can assemble their own bowling team or Arc will provide a team or individual bowlers for teams with fewer than five members.

Bowlers are asked to bring in pledge money of at least $20. A trophy is awarded to the person and to the team bringing in the most pledge money.

The deadline for sponsors is April 26. For information, call 544-2322, ext. 109.


Events to benefit Alzheimer's group

The following events to benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization have been scheduled:

- Chasco "Main Street" Mile, March 24, at Schwettman Education Center on the corner of Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive. This is a 1-mile competitive foot race along the Chasco Fiesta Parade route. Registration will be at 10 a.m. and the race will start at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for adults if paid in advance; $20 for all at the event. T-shirts will be given to participants while supplies last. For an application, call (727) 848-8888 or register online at www.active.com. Proceeds will benefit AFO and the Gulf High School Athletics Booster Club.

- 2007 Rally to Remember, March 31, at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. There will be 5K and 10K foot races, a 10K inline skate, a 10K, 25K, 50K and a 100K bicycle tour, a 16K off-road mountain bike race, a junior mountain bike race, an 8K off-road foot race and a 1-mile walk/fun run.

All registrations will begin at 7 a.m. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for ages 15 and younger. The cost includes a T-shirt, refreshments and a goody bag. IHOP will provide pancakes, and hot dogs will be available during lunchtime. Prizes will be awarded.

Funds raised with benefit individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Pasco County. For information or to register, call the number above or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.