The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 4, 2013

Bowl-a-thon raising money for school's capital campaign


— New River Gorge Learning Co-op (NRGLC) invites community members to sign up for its first Strikes for Tykes Bowl-a-thon. The event will be held Jan. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the White Oak Lanes in Oak Hill.

The event will benefit the New River Gorge Learning Co-op, a Montessori-based learning program for preschool and elementary-age children in Fayette County. The bowl-a-thon is the first-ever for NRGLC, which was founded in 2009. It is the kick off event for a capital campaign to raise money for a new building.

Registration is $30 per person and six bowlers makes a team. Need a team? Register as a single bowler and be placed on a team. Registration fee includes a groovy ’60s party including ’60s tunes, bowling, Pies & Pints pizza, drinks, an official Bowl-a-thon T-shirt, and more. Wearing ’60s costumes is encouraged! A T-shirt is guaranteed if registered by Jan. 9.

Prizes will be raffled to individuals who gather donations of $100 or more, including adventure trips and gift cards. The individual who raises the most money in donations will be awarded an iPad Mini valued at more than $300.

Sponsors of the event include WELD, Pies and Pints, Rist Law Offices, Rist, Higgins, & Associates, Oak Hill Garbage, Dr. Karen Hultman, William A. Klenk D.D.S., River Expeditions, New River Jet Boats, Oak Hill Rotary Club, Opossum Creek Retreat, King Coal Chevrolet, Gorman, Sheatsley, and Company L.C., Tamarack, The Briarpatch/ Mitchell Dech Tree Service, Oak Hill Rotary Club, New River Vision Center, Alloy Federal Credit Union, WV Parkway Authorities and the Town of Thurmond.

For more information or to register or donate, please contact Aimee Rist at aimee@nrglc.org or 304-890-5794.