The SwampDogs partnered with local businesses and the community in the third annual Balls and Strikes Bowling Tournament held at B & B Lanes. The event was to raise money for ServiceSource, a resource in Cumberland County for people with disabilities and The Friendship House. Members of the community as well as local businesses put together teams of four players and were joined by a member of the SwampDogs baseball team for an afternoon of bowling. There were two slot times of 2:30 and 5:00, where teams bowled as much as they could in two hours.
In addition to bowling, there was also a silent auction held with prizes consisting of guitars, concert tickets, sporting events at the Crown, a SwampDogs mystery bag and a Coors Light fridge. A 50/50 drawing was held and there were prizes awarded as well.
"It was great to come out and get in an afternoon of bowling, while also helping out a great cause," said Mitch Peterson, co-owner of I-95 Muscle. "We look forward to doing this again next year."
"With over 28 teams, 12 lane sponsors, many auction and giveaway donors...our community once again made a major difference in creating more inclusive communities here in Fayetteville," said Tara Hinton with ServiceSource. "We cannot thank the SwampDogs and B&B Lanes for their tremendous amount of support each year and all they do for those with disabilities and our community."
Between the teams signed up, the lane sponships and the auction items, over $2000 was raised for ServiceSource and The Friendship House.