While pink is nothing new to those that support breast health, the Maurer Foundation Flamingo Bowl, held Sunday, March 13 from 1-3 PM, surely took it to new heights. Pink gifts bags—ok. Pink raffle tickets—makes sense. But festive and supportive bowlers pulled out the stops with pink wigs and even custom-decorated pink bras… worn outside the clothes! Bowling alley 300 Long Island rounded out the fabulous display with pink lighting and pink bowling balls.
The second annual event was a striking success, raising over $23,000 for breast health awareness. “And checks are still coming in!” said Development Officer Jenn Hirsch. The bowl-athon welcomed 137 bowlers, up from the previous year’s 88 bowlers, and raised over $1,000 more than the first annual event. Sponsor Capital One brought an incredible 18 teams to the event, including the Roy Munson team who were the top fundraisers, raising $1255.
But bowling for a cause is not all dollars and scores. For many, the Flamingo Bowl brochure urging bowlers, “Don’t forget to come up with a clever team name,” was taken in jesting ernestness. One team, the Pride Pin Knockers, claimed repeated brainstorming emails between members. The Roy Munson team name was based on the bowling prodigy character played by Woody Harrelson in Kingpin. And Team Ta-Ta’s needs no explanation for its inspiration.