FULTON, NY – From rock & roll to disco, from break dancing to techno pop, and everything in between – participants in this year’s OCO “Retro Bowl” will party to the sounds of RRR Music. The well-known music company is the official emcee and DJ service for Oswego County Opportunities’ “Retro Bowl” fund-raiser on April 5.
“Robert Riggio, owner of RRR Music, contacted OCO and offered to donate his services at this year’s bowling tournament fund raiser,” said Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO’s executive director. “We gratefully accepted his generous offer, and look forward to the energy and excitement of live music at the Retro Bowl.”
The Retro Bowl takes place on April 5 from noon – 6 p.m. at Lakeview Lanes.
Registration opens Feb. 3 for five-person teams, with choice of flights: noon – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 5:30 p.m. (first come, first served).
Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well. Registration fee is $100 per team.
OCO has hosted its bowl-a-fun for many years, and teams often create costumes and decorations based on their own themes and creative ideas.
“The Retro Bowl theme should provide lots of inspiration for teams to come up with fun and creative costumes this year,” Cooper-Currier said.
Proceeds from the annual fund raiser will go towards 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. We are an anti-poverty agency, and we fight poverty in many forms – including the inability to afford or prepare nutritious meals.”
In addition to support for existing services, OCO 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.”
Every level of support makes a difference, Cooper-Currier continued.
“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,” she pointed out. “You can give with confidence that your money is working hard to combat the forces of poverty and hunger close to home.”
For registration or sponsor information, or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 598-4717 or visit the agency’s website at www.oco.org. For more information about RRR Music, visit www.rrrmusicdjservice.com
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