Chatham-Kent Victim Services Strikes Success with Bowling Thunder Fundraiser

Chatham-Kent Victim Services rolled another perfect game at their annual Bowling Thunder fundraiser, marking their second consecutive year of fundraising triumph. Businesses, organizations, and community members gathered for an afternoon of fun-filled bowling at Chatham Bowlerama, with the event proving to be a resounding success, raising over $12,000 for a noble cause.

This year's event received a significant boost, with Teksavvy joining forces with Victim Services to sponsor the fundraiser. At the same time, the Chatham-Kent Police Service stepped in to provide lunch for attendees, further enhancing the community spirit and camaraderie.

The funds raised will bolster Crisis Services and community programming offered by Chatham-Kent Victim Services. This vital organization extends short-term emotional support, crisis intervention, practical assistance, and community referrals to individuals impacted by crime, tragedy, and traumatic situations. Additionally, they offer trauma-informed community education on various topics, enriching the community's understanding and resilience.

Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support, Jason Brown, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator, remarked, "Once again, the CK community has shown their generosity, surpassing last year's fundraising total by over $2,000. We are immensely thankful for the steadfast support of Teksavvy in sponsoring this year's fundraiser and the Chatham-Kent Police Service for their assistance in providing lunch. The funds raised will enable us to continue delivering dedicated, trauma-informed support to those affected by crime and traumatic situations across every community in Chatham-Kent. I extend heartfelt thanks to the staff and team at Chatham Bowlerama for their hospitality and unwavering support in facilitating this event."

Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter