United Way of Santa Barbara County Young Leaders Society hosts bowl-a-thon

Join United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) by heading down to the lanes Nov. 10 for the Young Leaders Society’s (YLS)  8th Annual “United We Bowl” fundraiser to have fun bowling in kooky costumes in support of youth education.

The special event will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond — 5925 Calle Real, Goleta — in support of YLS’ upcoming 8th Annual “United We Read” event and other valuable community programs.  Participants can sign up as a team or individually to compete in the bowl-a-thon, which will feature costumes, raffle prizes and more.

“Every year we see a variety of people come together and form friendships over a night packed with fun and laughter all while raising money for a great cause,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re putting together a team, want to join one or simply want to watch. We hope to see you there.”

United We Read is part of a larger effort spearheaded by United Way of Santa Barbara County focusing on reaching community-driven education goals. United We Read matches young professional volunteers with a class at a local elementary school to read a storybook together to improve students’ reading abilities and foster a greater enjoyment for books.

Sign up online at http://www.unitedwaysb.org/8th-annual-united-we-bowl. Tickets are $35 per bowler or $200 for a team of six. Tickets include shoe rentals and raffle tickets. Or you can come and watch for free. For more information, emailyls@unitedwaysb.org.

Young Leaders Society (YLS) was formed to provide community involvement and personal development opportunities for young professionals. This unique and dynamic group offers its members multiple avenues to become involved with various United Way and community initiatives, to directly make a difference in people’s lives, and to ultimately become leaders in our community. For more information, please visithttp://www.unitedwelead.org/.

 

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

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