FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, a vital resource to Oswego community since 1966, recently received a $1,000 donation from National Grid 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 National Grid is a ‘Building Dreams’ sponsor for our 2012 OCO Bowl O’Gold,” Cooper-Currier stated.
The company will be sending a team of bowlers to participate in the March10 fundraiser at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.
“We greatly appreciate National Grid’s generous and continued support of this important annual community event,” said Cooper-Currier. “They’ve been a considerable advocate of OCO’s mission over the years and we are thrilled to have them participate again this year.”
OCO chose the theme, “Bowl O’Gold” because this year’s tournament is so close to St. Patrick’s Day.
“We even have a mascot created from an actual bowling pin,” Cooper-Currier said. “Mr. Patty McGold is our traveling leprechaun, and he’ll be visiting several OCO program sites to raise awareness about the many services we offer to the residents of Oswego County.”
Activities take 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 banquet room.
The second tier of bowling begins at 3 p.m.
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,” 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.