The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will hold its annual Bowling for Children’s Bureau fundraising event on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the new Fulton Alley complex.
The event is especially critical this year as the state has consistently cut funding for children’s mental health services year after year; last year we had to eliminate five critical positions due to state funding cuts.
It’s the fifth year of Bowling for Children’s Bureau, which has become a popular team-building outing among co-workers with several companies around town participating year in and year out, including Entergy New Orleans, Siemens, Reily Food Company, Cox Communications, and many more.
“Fulton Alley is a great new venue in town. The food and fun of watching bowling, plus the affordable ticket price make the event a great night out for friends and co-workers.” said Paulette Carter, CEO of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans. “Events such as this help fill the gaps that are created as a result of reductions in funding. We need the community’s support and that of the businesses in town to serve the city’s neediest youth.”
Individual tickets for “Bowling for Children’s Bureau” are $50 in advance and can be purchased by calling the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans office at (504) 525-2366. Tickets will be $60 at the door. Admission to the event includes complimentary food, a featured specialty cocktail and free beer. A full, cash bar will be offered, as well.
There are also bowling lanes open for teams of six. For more information on teams, call Joy Banks at the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans offices at (504) 525-2366.