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September 19, 2018

OCO’s Retro Bowl promises Blast from the Past


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

This year’s theme is the ‘OCO Retro Bowl,’ featuring fun from every decade since the agency was established on March 15, 1966.

Creative themes were the rule of the day at OCO’s 2013 “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun. Pictured are the Gutter Dusters, consisting of (from left) Wayne Presby, Bob Davis, Anne Davis, Niki Hilton and Julieanne Winklestine. The 2014 OCO Retro Bowl should produce some colorful and nostalgic costumes among this year’s teams.

Creative themes were the rule of the day at OCO’s 2013 “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun. Pictured are the Gutter Dusters, consisting of (from left) Wayne Presby, Bob Davis, Anne Davis, Niki Hilton and Julieanne Winklestine. The 2014 OCO Retro Bowl should produce some colorful and nostalgic costumes among this year’s teams.

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

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

Registration is $100 per team (five bowlers).

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,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “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.”

The funds support existing services as well as help build financial resources for the community’s future.

Every level of support makes a difference, Cooper-Currier added.

“At OCO, more than 90 cents of every dollar received goes right back out to help people. That’s much higher than the national average for non-profits in the United States. You can give with confidence that your money is working hard to combat the forces of poverty and hunger close to home,” she said.

For registration, 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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