Board, Staff and friends of Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) made some strikes and raised needed funds at the 2013 Bowl-a-thon held June 6th at the Fountain Bowl. Greg Edwards, County Executive, added his support of our prevention efforts by endorsing the event. Funds from the "2013 Helping Keep Kids off Drugs Bowl-a-thon" will be used to support CASAC programs and intervention services addressing youth and their families living in our community.
Prizes for the teams were donated by Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Sears Hometown Store, Fredonia. The Bowler with the highest score of 189 was Jeff Thomas.
In addition to all the CASAC friends who made pledges, we would also like to acknowledge the support of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Support Enterprises Inc., CASAC Board of Directors, Univera Healthcare, Guardian Life Insurance of America, Rodney C. Early, Eagle Systems Inc., Falconer Printing and Design Inc., Geer-Dunn Company Inc., The Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency, Ronco Communications Electronics, Inc., Value Hearing Services, and the staff of the Fountain Bowl for making the event possible. With the help of all our CASAC friends we raised a total $6,436.
Since 1974, CASAC, a not-for-profit United Way partner agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC programs and services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623, or go to CASAC's website, www.casacweb.org. The website also contains some fun photos of the Bowl-a-thon.