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September 23, 2018

OCO’s Retro Bowl Helps Agency Fight Hunger


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities will hold its annual bowling tournament fundraiser on April 5 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

“This year’s theme is the ‘OCO Retro Bowl’ said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “We’re going to celebrate highlights from OCO’s history during each decade since the agency was established on March 15, 1966.”

OCO holds this fundraiser every spring to help support its programs and services.

Oswego County Opportunities holds its 2014 OCO Retro Bowl fund raiser on April 5, at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. If past years are any example, we can expect this year’s theme to inspire some creative and retro costumes. Shown is a team from Pathfinder Bank, one of OCO’s sponsors. The group was appropriately named the “Pirates of the Caring Being.” From left are: Carol Shannon, Kevin Michaels, Terri Richardson, Craig Fitzpatrick, and Kathy Fitzpatrick.

Oswego County Opportunities holds its 2014 OCO Retro Bowl fund raiser on April 5, at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. If past years are any example, we can expect this year’s theme to inspire some creative and retro costumes. Shown is a team from Pathfinder Bank, one of OCO’s sponsors. The group was appropriately named the “Pirates of the Caring Being.” From left are: Carol Shannon, Kevin Michaels, Terri Richardson, Craig Fitzpatrick, and Kathy Fitzpatrick.

The OCO Retro Bowl takes place from noon – 6 p.m.

Registration is $100 per team (five bowlers).

A choice of flights is available on a first come, first served basis: noon – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well.

“This year’s proceeds will focus on ‘filling the empty plates’ of those who lack the resources to provide healthy meals for themselves and their families. We’re focusing on ways to reduce and eliminate hunger in Oswego County,” Cooper-Currier said.

“As the community action agency for Oswego County, we strongly support programs and services that combat hunger, because they align perfectly with OCO’s mission. OCO is an anti-poverty agency, and it’s our mission to fight poverty in many forms – including the inability to afford or prepare nutritious meals” she added.

OCO also will set aside a percentage of the Retro Bowl proceeds to build financial resources for the future.

“Our communities have an increasingly important role to play in shaping the course of this future,” Cooper-Currier said. “Government funding continues to decrease while jobs continue to leave Central New York. We’re encountering more people in need, and we’re striving to meet those needs with fewer resources.”

For registration or sponsor information or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 598-4717 or visit www.oco.org

A private, non-profit agency, OCO’s many programs touch the lives of more than 30,000 Oswego County residents each year.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO employs more than 600 people and boasts a volunteer force of 1,200.

OCO strives to improve the quality of life in Oswego County by helping people, supporting communities and changing lives.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

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