By Sam Elliott
The 16th annual Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon presented in part by HoneyBaked Ham brought in more than $4,000 for the organization.
More than 60 bowlers across 15 teams came out to Pinheads in Fishers June 5 for the annual event, which had the goal of raising both money and awareness for the Meals on Wheels program.
“Probably as important as raising money is the awareness part. We serve anywhere from 155 to 175 people a month, so we need to get more folks enrolled,” Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County Executive Director Beth Gehlhausen said. “The whole point of anything we do is to raise that awareness and then we also raise money to pay for meals for folks who are struggling financially. Part of the proceeds from this will go to that … We have a program called Sponsor a Senior, so for folks who can’t afford all of part of their meals that helps them pay for it.”
Bowlers played a pair of games at the family friendly event, with the winning squad from Boomerang Development — Greg Vescovi, Corby Thompson, Steve MacDonald and Jeff Thompson — defending their championship from last year and hanging onto the event’s traveling trophy.