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OCO's Annual Bowl-A-Fun event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Unfortunatley, both the 2020 and 2021 events have been impacted by the pandemic.

We hope to continue this fun annual event in the future. 


 

 

Stay tuned for more information in 2022!


2020 Bowl-A-Fun Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: G&C Foods

 

Gold Level Sponsors:

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

Community Bank

Novelis

Oswego County FCU

Price Chopper

Walmart

 

Patron Level Sponsors:

Fulton Savings Bank

Kinney Drugs Foundation

Pathfinder Bank

 

Supporter Level Sponsors:

Clifford Fuel Company

Glider Oil Company

J&A Mechanical

The Houseworks Carpet


Press Releases

 

G&C Foods Signs on as OCO's Presenting Sponsor

G & C Foods has signed on as the presenting sponsor of OCO’s annual Bowl-A-Fun. To be held Saturday, April 25th at Lakeview Lanes, 723 West Broadway in Fulton, the theme for this year’s OCO Bowl-A-Fun is  Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl.

Proceeds from Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl will support OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” initiative to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

“We are proud to count such a caring and community-minded company as G & C Foods among our supporters,” said Cooper-Currier.  “As an anti-poverty agency OCO’s mission is ‘building futures, changing lives’ as we help people overcome barriers to success and reach their goals.  The programs and services we offer at OCO provide our clients a hand up. We are committed to fighting poverty and helping people thrive in a healthy and safe community. We are appreciative of the fact that not only does G & C Foods help sponsor our Bowl-A-Fun; they send several teams of employees to participate in this fun event. G & C Foods’ commitment to our community and its support of our programs is inspiring.”

OCO’s Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl will have teams on the lookout for lions, tigers and bears as they wander down the yellow brick road to bowl on the lollipop lanes. There will even be bad witches and good witches joining in on the festivities! 

OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun offers a morning flight with check in at 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon flight with a check in at 1:30 p.m. In addition to bowling there will be a number of drawings for prizes, costume contests, an Oz trivia contest, prizes for the winning team in each flight, a 50/50 drawing and more.

Deadline for registration is April 10 with team spots being filled on a first come, first served basis. Secure your team’s spot today by visiting www.oco.org for a registration form. Registration is $500 for a 5 person team. Sponsorship and corporate team opportunities are also available. For more information on team registration, donations and sponsorships visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082.

Pictured here thanking G&C Foods for its sponsorship are, kneeling from left: OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear and G & C Foods Director of Organizational Development Sara Johnson. Standing from left are OCO employees Candra McFarland-Gawarecki, John McKeown, and Cindy Seeber, and G & C Foods Director of Operations Diane DiSanto. G & C Foods joins Silver Level sponsor Walmart and Patron level sponsor the Kinney Drugs Foundation in supporting OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun. 


OCO Bowl-A-Fun set for April 25th

OCO invites you to “follow the yellow brick road” to Lakeview Lanes in Fulton for the “Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl!”

“Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl”, the official name for OCO’s annual Bowl-A-Fun, will be held Saturday, April 25, at Lakeview Lanes, 723 W. Broadway, Fulton.  Featuring a Wizard of Oz theme, OCO’s “Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl”, presented by G&C Foods, promises to be a family friendly event that offers bowlers and spectators a day of fun and prizes.

“The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular movies of all time,” said OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear. “With its colorful characters and heartwarming theme The Wizard of Oz is beloved by people of all ages. As always we encourage bowlers to fully embrace our Oz theme and come dressed as your favorite character from the movie.”

Pictured here are event committee members posing with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Kneeling from left are Penny Pratt (OCO) and OCO Board Member Jill Lyon (Exelon Generation). Standing from left are OCO Board Member Crystal Perry (Oswego County Federal Credit Union), Betsy Copps and Christine Prevost (OCO), OCO Board Member John Zanewych (Big John Sales), Colette Nellis, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Bridget Dolbear (OCO).

In addition to bowling there will be a number of drawings for prizes, costume contests, an Oz trivia contest, prizes for the winning team in each flight, a 50/50 drawing and more.

Proceeds from “Somewhere Over the Rain-Bowl” will support OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” initiative to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

“For 54 years, OCO has been committed to fighting poverty and helping people thrive in a healthy and safe community,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “No other local nonprofit organization provides so many diverse services that address self-sufficiency, health, nutrition, housing, education, crisis intervention, transportation, and family and skill building. We invite community members, businesses, and organizations to join us for a fun day of bowling and help us in our effort to ‘build futures and change lives’ for the better.”

For more information, including sponsorship and corporate team opportunities, visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082 or via email at bdolbear@oco.org.