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Bowlathon success! SOY's annual fundraiser raises a grand total of $45,000 (and counting!)

October 28, 2016   SOY Official   Comments

We celebrated our success with neon lights, dancing and disco balls! Thank you to our amazing community for your support and for joining us at SOY's Sensational 17th Bowlathon!

It was a fabulous day on Saturday, October 22nd! Bowlerama West was once again filled with energy and enthusiasm from our friends, family and supporters of SOY and Sherbourne Health Centre. A total of 22 dynamic teams came out to the lanes in celebration of the Bowlathon, our largest and longest-standing fundraising event, which this year raised a grand total of $45,000 (and counting)!

The afternoon was vibrantly coloured with high-spirited energy, cheering and dancing, flashy costumes, a delicious lunch buffet, a photobooth to capture the perfect pose, and fantastic awards and prizes. 

Speeches were passionate, sentimental and full of love, including a tribute to two incredibly dynamic and beloved family members of SOY, Krin Zook and Melissa Levin, who sadly passed since last year's Bowlathon. The contributions of these two incredible women to our queer and trans communities, and their respective love and dedication to SOY, were without measure. They will forever be remembered in our hearts.

On behalf of all the youth at SOY, mentors, volunteers, and SOY staff, thank you to our incredible community of supporters for your contributions and participation at SOY's annual Bowlathon.

Also, a special thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year's event:

Thank You Sign Bowlathon2016

Memories captured!
View our Bowlathon event photo album on Flickr.

Wishing to donate?
There's still time! Our SOY Bowlathon fundraising site is still open. If you hear from any friends or family who wish to donate, please encourage them to visit your personal fundraising page or our Bowlathon Fundraising Homepage.

Feedback: we want to hear from you!
We would love to hear about your experience at the Bowlathon in a quick 5-7 minute survey. Tell us how the day went, what your favourite parts of the event were, what tools helped you fundraise and what we can do even better. You can help us to plan an even bigger, better, and bolder SOY Bowlation 2017!

On behalf of everyone at SOY, THANK YOU for supporting this year's Sensational 17th Bowlathon!