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OCO's annual Bowl-A-Fun

May 4, 2019
Lakeview Lanes - Fulton, NY

 

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2019 Bowl-A-Fun Event Sponsors

Click links below for their press release

 

Meet the Committee!

Featuring: The Imperial Outlanders!

Final Press Release

 

Gold Level Sponsors:

G&C Foods

National Grid

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

Community Bank N.A.

Glider Oil Co. Inc.

OneGroup

Oswego County FCU

Shineman Foundation

 

Patron Level Sponsors:

CAP Systems

Fulton Management Services

Fulton Savings Bank

Kinney Drugs Foundation

Kompan

Oswego Health

Pathfinder Bank

Price Chopper

Sunoco, Inc.

Volney Multiplex


Press Releases

OCO Bowl-A-Fun set for May 4

Following an intergalactic inspiration Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) has chosen the perfect date for its annual Bowl-A-Fun…May 4th. In recognition of May the fourth, OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun will feature an intergalactic theme. Proceeds from the event will support OCO’s effort to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

One of Oswego County’s most anticipated spring events, OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun is a family friendly event that promises to be great time for both bowlers and spectators. “We encourage bowlers to fully embrace the event’s date of May the fourth and come dressed as your favorite science fiction character or your favorite super hero,” said OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear. “We’ve seen some cleverly dressed teams in the past.  With such a wide theme we are looking forward to seeing just how creative this year’s participants can be.”

“For more than 52 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. “We exist to help families of all shapes and sizes succeed. No other 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 do ‘whatever it takes’ to help families succeed.”

Joining G & C Foods in supporting OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun are Silver Level Sponsors The Shineman Foundation, Community Bank, and Glider Oil. 

OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun offers a morning and an afternoon flight. While intergalactic space may be infinite, space for teams in OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Secure your team’s spot today by visiting www.oco.org for a registration  For information sponsorship and corporate team opportunities, pledges and are available at several levels

For information on team registration, pledges, and donations/sponsorships visit www.oco.org.
For more information visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717.

Cut line for photo:  Planning committee members are preparing for an inter-galactic experience at this year’s OCO Intergalactic Bowl-A-Fun! To be held Saturday, May 4th, OCO’s Intergalactic Bowl-A-Fun takes place at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. Space is limited, so visit www.oco.org for team register forms. Above kneeling from left are Betsy Copps and Christine Prevost. Standing from left are Candra McFarland-Gawarecki, Colette Nellis and Bridget Dolbear.


G&C Foods is Bowl-A-Fun Gold sponsor

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier has announced that G & C Foods is once again a Gold Level sponsor of OCO’s annual Bowl-A-Fun. To be held Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes, 723 West Broadway in Fulton OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun embraces its date of May the fourth by featuring an intergalactic theme. Proceeds from the event will support OCO’s effort to do “whatever it takes” 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 to fight poverty in many forms.  The programs and services we offer at OCO provide our clients a hand up.  We teach them the importance of making good decisions and empower them to reach goals that will better their condition and elevate their self-esteem.  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 and join in on the fun. G & C Foods’ commitment to our community and its support of our programs is inspiring.”

Joining G & C Foods in supporting OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun are Silver Level Sponsors The Shineman Foundation, Community Bank, and Glider Oil.

OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun offers a morning and an afternoon flight. Team spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Secure your team’s spot today by visiting www.oco.org for a registration form. Sponsorship and corporate team opportunities are also available. For more information on team registration, donations and sponsorships visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717.

Pictured here, flanked by some intergalactic celebrities, are, from left: OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, G & C Foods Director of Organizational Development Sara Johnson, G & C Foods Director of Operations Diane DiSanto, and OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear.


National Grid is a Bowl-A-Fun Gold Level Sponsor

National Grid has signed on as a Gold Level Sponsor for OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun. “We greatly appreciate the generous support we receive from National Grid,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “We’re fortunate to have a thriving partnership with National Grid that greatly helps OCO to carry out its mission. National Grid has been a considerable advocate of OCO over the years and we are thrilled to have them participate again this year.” Proceeds will support OCO’s efforts to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed.

 

“For more than 52 years, OCO has been committed to fighting poverty and helping people thrive in a healthy and safe community,” added Cooper-Currier. “We exist to help families of all shapes and sizes succeed.”

 

 National Grid joins G & C Foods as gold level sponsors and The Shineman Foundation, Glider Oil, and One Group as Silver Level sponsors for OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun.

“National Grid is once again proud to be a community partner with OCO on this Bowl-A-Fun event,” said Wally Dengos, community jurisdictional manager with National Grid UNY. “OCO’s Programs and Services support our community that we also live and serve in. We hope to see everyone there to have some fun for this important fund raiser event.”

OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun will held Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes, 723 West Broadway in Fulton. For information on team registration, pledges, and donations/sponsorships, visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717.

Pictured here, from left, are Committee Member Candra McFarland-Gawarecki, National Grid Community Relations Manager Gwen Sanders, National Grid Customer and Community Jurisdictional Manager UNY Walter Dengos, BSEE, MBA, CEM, CIGC, BOC; OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear, and Committee Member Betsy Copps.


Community Bank is Silver Sponsor for 2019 Bowl-A-Fun

Oswego County Opportunities Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear welcomes Community Bank as a Silver Level Sponsor for the OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun.  “We are honored to have Community Bank as one of our Silver Level Sponsors,” said Dolbear. “Community Bank has supported OCO’s efforts for many years and we are fortunate to count them among our community partners.”

Community Bank joins Silver Level Sponsors Glider Oil Co., OneGroup, and The Shineman Foundation and Gold Level Sponsors G & C Foods and National Grid in supporting OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun that will held Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes, 723 West Broadway in Fulton.

Proceeds from the event will support OCO’s effort to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

For information on team registration, pledges, and donations/sponsorships, visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717. Above from left are Jo Smith, Brandy Flippo, Tina Stephens, Bridget Dolbear, Cassandra Jones, and Karie Whitten.    


Shineman Foundation shows support for Bowl-A-Fun

Richard S. Shineman Foundation Sr. Administrative Assistant Penny Halstead (l) and Executive Director Karen Goetz (r) present Oswego County Opportunities Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear with a check in support of OCO’s upcoming “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun.  “We appreciate the relationship we have with the Shineman Foundation,” said Dolbear. “Its mission of enhancing the quality of life in Oswego County is a perfect complement to the work we do at OCO.”

The Shineman Foundation joins Community Bank, Glider Oil Co., and One Group as Silver Level sponsors and G & C Foods and National Grid as Gold Level Sponsors of OCO’s “May the Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun that will held Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes, 723 West Broadway in Fulton.

Proceeds from the event will support OCO’s Success4Families Campaign, an ongoing effort to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

For information on team registration, pledges, and donations/sponsorships, visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717.


OCO Welcomes The Imperial Outlanders to Bowl-A-Fun

Committee members for Oswego County Opportunities’ “May the Fourth be With You” Bowl-A-Fun have announced that the event will feature an appearance from some very special guests, the Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Detachment.

A non-profit world-wide Star Wars© costume club, The Imperial Outlanders was founded 4 years ago in England by Alea Holland. To date there are more than 1700 members all over the globe. The Emerald Empire Detachment was established as a squad in New York in 2017. The organization focuses on building a great community of costumed fans. “Our organization is founded on the premise that all levels of costume accuracy are acceptable,” said Squad Leader James Cheeseman. ”We welcome those that are passionate about costuming.”

The Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Squad prides itself in being a fun loving group that does charity work and offers free appearances.

“Everybody deserves a chance to be happy,” said Cheeseman. “If we can distract you from your worries and make you smile even for a few minutes we did our jobs. We love Star Wars© and are passionate about sharing that love with other Star Wars© fans. One interaction could be all it takes to inspire somebody to follow their dreams, Even if it isn't costuming. If our appearance helps to raise money for the charity, that's a bonus we can be proud of.

Members of the Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Squad will be in full Star Wars© attire and will be available for photos with fans of all ages. To add to the excitement, Cheeseman said that he heard through the imperial grapevine Darth Vader will be making an appearance!

“We’re excited to welcome the Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Squad to our Bowl-A-Fun,” said Planning Committee Member Betsy Copps. “They are perfect complement to our ‘May the Fourth be With’ You theme. The Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Squad’s presence in their stunning costumes and their interaction with our Bowl-A-Fun participants is a can’t miss opportunity for Star Wars© and Sci-Fi fans of all ages.”

As in the past, OCO is encouraging bowlers to be creative with their attire. “We’ve seen teams dress in some very clever and unique outfits” said OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear.  “With our theme of ‘May the Fourth be With You’ bowlers can really stretch their imagination and dress as their favorite science fiction character or super hero.”

OCO’s “May the Fourth be With You” Bowl-A-Fun will be held Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. Proceeds from the event will support OCO’s effort to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

A few team slots remain, but space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Secure your team’s spot today by visiting www.oco.org for a registration form. For information on corporate team opportunities and available levels of sponsorship visit www.oco.org or contact the OCO main office at 315-598-4717.


OCO’s ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Bowl-A-Fun is This Saturday

OCO will hold its annual Bowl-A-Fun this Saturday, May 4th at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. A limited number of team spots remain available in both the morning and afternoon flights.

The theme for OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun is “May the Fourth Be With You.” Along with drawings for a variety of prizes there will be a silent auction and a special appearance by the Imperial Outlanders Emerald Empire Squad. Part of a nonprofit worldwide Star Wars© costume club, squad members will be available for free photographs.

There will also be awards for teams with the highest scores, and with participants encouraged to come dressed at their favorite Star Wars© or science fiction character, there will be team awards for best theme and best team spirit.

Sponsored in part by Gold Level Sponsors G & C Foods and National Grid, and Silver Level Sponsors The Shineman Foundation, Community Bank, Glider Oil, One Group, and the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, OCO’s “May The Fourth Be With You” Bowl-A-Fun serves as a fundraiser to support OCO’s efforts to do “whatever it takes” to help families succeed through empowerment, support, and connecting them with the resources that can help them do so.

Secure your team’s spot today by visiting www.oco.org for a registration form or calling 315-598-4717, ext. 1082 today.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.  For more information, visit www.oco.org. Did you know? It’s OCO!