AFSP to host bowling fundraiser for suicide awareness

To continue to raise funds for their upcoming American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk in October, a local group will be hosting a bowling tournament and raffle at Fulton Bowling Center.

Team Hope and Team Blake — two of the participants in the Oct. 14 Out of the Darkness Walk — will be hosting Bowling for AFSP 11:30 a.m. July 21. The entry fee is $15 per person, with four-person teams playing three games each. There is a $200 prize for the winning team.

April Wimmer with Team Hope is helping coordinate the event. She said that proceeds raised up to and during the Out of the Darkness event would return to area schools to benefit suicide prevention resources.

“It’s our first annual event; so far Team Hope has raised $100,” said Wimmer. “Our goal for this year’s walk is $25,000. We’re looking for sponsors in businesses who would like to do donations for the day of the walk ... or for raffle items.”

Bowling for AFSP will also feature a 50/50 drawing and a raffle, which so far includes Kansas City Royals vouchers and Callaway Raceway tickets. Local Out of the Darkness organizer Melody Seiger said the October event has one sponsor so far in the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project.

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