The 8th Annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament benefiting the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. There will be 2 shifts, beginning at 12:00pm and 3:30pm. The format will again be a 4 person, team handicap event. The bowling tournament will once again be held at Sussex Bowl in Sussex, WI. The cost is $10 per bowler. We ask that each bowler raise at least $25 in pledges ($100 per team). Team prizes will be given in each shift for the top donor teams, so start collecting your pledges in person and online now! We will also have team prizes for bowling. There will be raffles with many of the same highly-coveted prizes as in years past, along with some new ones! So even if you’re not a bowler, please come show your support by cheering on your friends and family, and purchasing some raffle tickets. We hope to see you all on January 23rd!
Our group’s fundraising efforts began in 2006 with the creation of The Fore Life, Fore Hope Charity Golf Tournament. Dave and Brian Ellenbecker's mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer that summer. They were eager to find a way to help raise funds to donate to cancer research causes in the hopes of advancing treatment options, and ultimately finding a cure for this terrible disease. In 2008, the Strikes For Hope Charity Bowling Tournament was added, and in 2011, the Spikes For Hope Volleyball tournament debuted.
Since 2006, Dave and Brian were joined in organizing the tournaments by several friends, including Danielle Shepstone, John Germano, Lisa Ellenbecker, Laura Monfre, Steve Backus, and many others. Hundreds of supporters have contributed through participation, donations, sponsorships, and fundraising. 100% of all proceeds are donated to The Medical College of Wisconsin - Cancer Center. We cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support, and we look forward to putting on many more amazing events in the future!