Flamingo Bowl 2013: Long Island Breast Cancer Bowling Fundraiser a Success

The Maurer Foundation’s fourth annual Flamingo Bowl event was a great success on Sunday, March 3, 2013, when over 100 attendees came out to Long Island 300 in Melville on Long Island for a friendly bowling competition. Thanks to the enthusiastic, pink-adorned teams as well as generous sponsors, over $20,000 was raised in support of the foundation’s life-saving mission to support breast health awareness.

The Maurer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing breast health education. The foundation brings its informative programs to community groups, schools, businesses, organizations and other entities in order to reach the public and provide a greater understanding of breast cancer facts, risk factors, precautionary measures and other related topics.

Flamingo Bowl was one of the many events coordinated by the Foundation. This enjoyable afternoon brought Long Islanders together for fun and games, while simultaneously raising funds to support breast health education. Teams of participants rose to the occasion, sporting an abundance of pink. Some were impossible to miss, wearing bright pink-embellished bras outside their clothing, while others took a more subtle approach by dressing in pink t-shirts.

While everyone sought to hit a colored bowling pin with the prospect of winning a 300 Long Island gift card, no bowler left empty-handed—free backpack goodie bags were distributed to all guests. Special gifts, courtesy of Trader Joe’s, Farmingdale Multiplex and Unique Salons & Spa were also awarded to the three top bowlers: John Manley, Sam Katz, and Ted Desimene, who bowled scores of 201, 191, 179 respectively.

Additionally, a 10-game package from 300 Long Island was presented to the Top Fundraiser, Kerry Mach, who raised over $3,000 for the foundation. The foundation extends a heartfelt thanks to Kerry, as well as Joanne Smith, who raised over $1,100.

This year’s Flamingo Bowl featured a number of other highlights. Food and drinks were served, a 8 50/50 raffle drew a large amount of attention and pink and white cookies and pink bowling pin shaped drink cups were sold with all proceeds going to the foundation’s breast health education programs.

“It was great to see everyone having a great time bowling for a cause,” stated Maurer Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hecht. “The Flamingo Bowl is one of our most highly-anticipated events each year and our attendees get so involved—from their pink attire to team names. We thank our participants, and of course our generous sponsors, for their support of our mission to save lives through breast health education.”

Special thanks go to 300 Long Island, as well as sponsors Capital One Bank, Winebow, Barbara Guill, Mr. & Mrs. Wamboldt, AVZ Certified Public AccountantsGastroenterology Associates, Dr. & Mr. Weiss, Applebee’sParamount BeautySignature Bank, and First National Bank of New York.

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