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Empower is ‘Building Dreams’ Sponsor for OCO Bowl O’Gold

FULTON, New York – Oswego County Opportunities has received a $1,000 donation from Empower Federal Credit Union in support of the agency’s annual bowling tournament fundraiser, according to Diane Cooper-Currier, executive director at OCO.

“We’re proud to announce that Empower Federal Credit Union is a ‘Building Dreams’ sponsor for our 2012 OCO Bowl O’Gold,” Cooper-Currier stated.

Diane Cooper-Currier (center), executive director of Oswego County Opportunities, receives a check for $1,000 from Empower Federal Credit Union for a “Building Dreams” sponsorship. At left is Shannon Mills, Fulton West (Route 3) Branch manager, and at right is Lisa Bradshaw, branch manager at Empower’s 520 S. Second St. location.
Diane Cooper-Currier (center), executive director of Oswego County Opportunities, receives a check for $1,000 from Empower Federal Credit Union for a “Building Dreams” sponsorship. At left is Shannon Mills, Fulton West (Route 3) Branch manager, and at right is Lisa Bradshaw, branch manager at Empower’s 520 S. Second St. location.

The company will be sending a team of bowlers to participate in the March10 fundraiser at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

“We greatly appreciate Empower’s generous support of this major fund raiser for OCO,” said Cooper-Currier.

OCO chose the theme, “Bowl O’Gold” because this year’s tournament is so close to St. Patrick’s Day.

“We even have a leprechaun mascot created from an actual bowling pin,” Cooper-Currier said. “Patty McGold is his name, and he’s been visiting several OCO program sites to raise awareness about the many services we offer to the residents of Oswego County.”

The Bowl O’ Gold takes place March 10 starting at noon with the first tier of bowling. There will be door prize drawings, raffles, a silent auction, as well as activities in the adjacent room.

The second tier of bowling begins at 3 pm.

Both flights of bowling are now filled but the public is welcome to stop in and cheer for their favorite team, and participate in the silent auction if they wish.

“We are also encouraging teams and individual bowlers to collect pledges,” Cooper-Currier said. “Every dollar raised makes a difference to the 30,000 people OCO helps each year.”

Oswego County Opportunities has been serving Oswego County since 1966 with programs that include: crisis assistance and counseling; health care; nutritional program such as Meals on Wheels and WIC; educational services including Head Start and after-school programs; residential services for youth, the homeless and developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults; outreach; transportation; and job training.