As our girls prepare to start school in Nepal, we wanted to ensure that we will be able to support all of their activities. With that in mind, and also as a way to energize our team and supporters in Pittsburgh, we held a small fundraising event to bring the team out and enjoy a little bowling. What resulted was a great turnout that went beyond our initial expectations. A total of 49 supporters came to our “Ruk & Roll – A Charity’Bowl Event,” which was plenty of fun for all who came, but more importantly raised some much needed funds for our girls in Nepal.
We would like to thank the friendly staff at the venue, the AMF Mt. Lebanon bowling alley, who helped us set up the event, treated us well throughout and even gave us an opportunity to use their audio equipment to make a couple of impromptu speeches and announcements:
This event proved a wealth of great things to us:
- The foundation is lucky to have tremendous friends. From organizing this event, to promoting and running it — our friends made it all possible. We can’t thank them enough.
- We can make a difference through small efforts. A great many organizations might scoff at what we were able to raise from this event, but the fact that we were able to raise enough money to ensure that more than one girl would be able to stay in school for a year is a tremendous source of joy and optimism. We were able to prove that through these “small” efforts on our part, the girls in Nepal will have the opportunity to make big changes.
- Charity can be fun. Doing good is rewarding on so many levels, but when you are doing things you enjoy with friends — while also meeting new and interesting people — it is a win-win situation for all. We not only established a closer tie with our friends in Pittsburgh, we also made some new ones in the process. Seeing everybody enjoy the event made everyone connected with the foundation tremendously happy. To see how much fun we had, please check out some of the pictures on our Facebook Page Album.
We would like to extend our thanks again to AMF Bowling for hosting this event, to our friends for coming out to support us, and to our Events Coordinator, Gabriel Pacheco, for putting this great event together in short notice. We look forward to hosting similar events throughout the year to keep our team engaged in what we are trying to do while raising money to support our efforts in Nepal and raising morale for everybody involved in the process.
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