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Photos provided by The Campbell Center Foundation. Team Knapp, Petersen & Clarke with client John.

Photos provided by
The Campbell Center Foundation.
Team Knapp, Petersen & Clarke with client John.

The Campbell Center Foundation (TCCF) is gearing up for its 23rd annual bowl-a-thon at Pickwick Lanes in Burbank on Sunday, Nov. 1. Always a big hit with supporters of The Campbell Center (TCC), this fun event has become a much-anticipated tradition over the years, bringing together bowlers and supporters from Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Los Feliz and surrounding communities for an afternoon of sports and fundraising.  Funds raised will help The Campbell Center continue to provide its quality programs and services to its developmentally disabled client population.

The 24 participating bowling teams will compete for several awards, including first place team trophy; first, second and third place male and female trophies; first place male client and first place female client medallion – all in a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill. Each team of four will be complemented by a TCC client. Some of the clients are ace bowlers and compete in the Special Olympics bowling tournament.

The day will include a buffet lunch, bowling tournament and lots of fun.

Families took part in a previous bowl-a-thon with their loved ones – clients Lynette and Susie.

Families took part in a previous bowl-a-thon with their loved ones – clients Lynette and Susie.

“We are very pleased to participate in The Campbell Center Foundation’s Bowl-A-Thon with a sponsorship and are looking forward to fielding teams of bowlers from our company,” said Haig Youredjian, president of Western Drug Medical Supply and member of the Foundation board. “The event is an opportunity for everyone to spend a few hours with TCC Clients having fun and engaging in a most worthwhile endeavor in support of the organization’s mission.”

Another key sponsor is the Glendale Kiwanis Club. The club is a long-time champion of the organization’s mission and has had an unrelenting commitment throughout the years to help make a positive difference in the lives of the men and women TCC serves through its various programs and services.

Glendale Kiwanis team with client Helen in 2014.

Glendale Kiwanis team with client Helen in 2014.

“I am so pleased that our membership is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping an organization such as The Campbell Center and hope other clubs and businesses throughout the community will follow suit and join in with their support,” said Jose Sierra, a La Cañada-based businessman, member of The Campbell Center Foundation’s board of directors and the president of Glendale Kiwanis. “Over the years, we have witnessed the great strides the agency’s Clients have made in their goal to attain their maximum level of independence and become productive members of society.”

Other sponsors include Glendale Police Officers’ Association and the Emery family of Sunland, longtime supporters of The Campbell Center.

Sponsorships ranging from $750 to $300 are still available as are spaces for teams. Teams of four bowlers are $125 each. Donors can also sponsor clients’ participation at $35 each, enabling them to take part in the day’s activities. Straight donations at any level are also welcome and will help underwrite costs associated with the production of the event.

The TCCF bowl-a-thon has been a sold out event every year and teams will be assigned lanes on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information, contact Rita Tomassian-Hopkins at (818) 242-2434, ext. 312 or by email at rita@thecampbell.org.

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