Sign Up for the 2013 Foster Kids Pajama Bowl!
Whether your pajamas are striped or plaid, cozy or cool, footed or not, Sleep Country USA Foster Kids Pajama Bowl invites you to roll out of bed and take part in the company’s eighth annual Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids on Sunday, April 21st, for Oregon participants, and on Sunday, April 28th, for Washington participants.
Putting the Fun in Fundraiser
“We designed the event to be goofy and inviting while giving the community a way to give back to an important demographic that really needs our support,” said Terry Horsley, vice president of brand strategy, Sleep Country USA. “One of the most unique fundraisers we know of, our Pajama Bowl event has been growing every year, adding more participants and increasing the cash we can donate to foster organizations to provide foster children the same opportunities our children enjoy.”
Why I Like to Bowl in my PJ’s
“Bowling in my pajamas makes me feel like a kid again,” said Kevin Hunter, executive director at Olive Crest PNW. “And, the sponsorship money raised at Sleep Country’s Pajama Bowl events is used to help the kids in our foster program to participate in extras that they might not normally be able to afford, such as summer camp, trips to the zoo, working with a tutor, or even getting counseling. This is especially important this year as foster parents and foster care organizations face budget cuts that will reduce available resources that increase a foster child’s ability to be successful in life. So, wake up and join us! We need your help and you’ll have a blast at this event.”
Interested individuals should form groups of five bowlers (family, friends, co-workers, neighbors – kids and adults) and register their teams. In order to participate in Pajama Bowl, each 5-person team is required to make a minimum $250 contribution ($50 per person) – these funds will go directly to a local foster-organization of the team’s choosing. During registration, teams will have the opportunity to choose their bowling alley location and time.
Prizes for You Too!
Pajama Bowl teams are strongly encouraged to wear their favorite pair of family-friendly pajamas during the event. Each team will receive a score at the end of the event based upon their combined bowling score, amount donated over the $250 minimum, plus any additional points awarded for matching pajamas or winning a raffle. Each member of the team with the most points at the end of the event will take home the grand prize of a brand new Simmons® Beautyrest® mattress set, also known as the “Bowling Ball” mattress. Runner-up prizes will be award for second and third place. And, even if they don’t place, participants will have a chance to win fun prizes throughout the event including cds, dvds, event tickets and more.
Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.®
Visit the official site: http://www.pajamabowl.com