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30th Annual Ability Bowl in Swift Current raises over $70,000

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On Saturday April 22, 42 teams (230 fundraisers) embraced the Rock ‘n’ Bowl theme, dressed as their favorite rock stars and, of course, bowled at the 30th Annual Ability Bowl hosted by the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. This year’s event raised an astounding $70,696.87! 

 

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Swift Current community,” said Jessica Sauder, Community Relations Coordinator at the Swift Current Branch. “Without the support from our partners, sponsors, volunteers, pledgers and bowlers, we couldn’t provide essential services and supports to over 2,000 individuals in the Swift Current and area each year. Thank you so very much!” 

After the day of bowling, participants, bowlers and sponsors were treated to an awards banquet with food, prizes and dance. There were 32 prizes totaling more than $4,500 given away at the banquet, thanks to help from our generous sponsors and partners. 

The grand prize winner Dwight Larter took home two floor tickets to Guns n Roses in Regina, one night stay at Hotel Saskatchewan and a $100 gas voucher! 

The top individual fundraiser was Dorothy Quebec raising $5,342. Second place went to Jarrod Schellenberg for raising $2,600. Third place went to Dwight Larter raising $1,770 and Carley Martinson was awarded the Bob Hayes Memorial plaque for the Saskatchewan Abilities Council client who raised the most funds, a total of $1,150.85. The top fundraising teams were Signs ‘n Such raising $5,700.00, SARCAN Superstars raising $2,758.30 and Bowling Stones raising $2,600. 

The 30th anniversary of Ability Bowl marks 30 years of support for the programs and services offered by the Swift Current Branch of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. All the proceeds of the Ability Bowl go to supporting individuals with varying abilities in Swift Current and area. The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation and recreational programming. 

 

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