Benefit for the SNAP Spay Neuter Action Project and Feral Cat Coalition's
Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 12 Noon
Vista Entertainment Center
435 West Vista Way
Vista CA 92083
About Bowling for the Animals
Click here to see Last Year's Awesome Top Ten Fundraiser Prizes Bowling for the Animals is an annual fundraising event. Bowlers and supporters collect sponsorship pledges from friends, family, and fellow animal lovers. The day of the event, a great time is had by all at the bowling alley. Prizes are waiting for the Highest Scoring Bowler, Top Ten Highest Fundraisers, and the "Predict Your Score" Game winner.
To top it all off there are scrumptious vegan munchies (lunch buffet and coffee & dessert) and a fabulous raffle. Cash-only full bar available. As you can see you don't have to bowl well to score big! In fact, B4A supporters don't even have to attend the event to have a shot at the big prizes. Whether you bowl or not, if you are one of the Top Ten Fundraisers a prize is yours!
Who Gets the Money?
Each event's funds raised are divided between various local animal organizations. Past beneficiaries include The Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals, Emergency Wildlife Rehab, Feral Cat Coalition, The House Rabbit Society, Saint Nicholas Hope for Animals, and SNAP Spay Neuter Action Project. List of past beneficiaries
The 2009 event will benefit an exciting new project: a stationary clinic dedicated to low-cost spay/neuter! SNAP and Feral Cat Coalition are teaming up to fix even more companion animals and feral cats in the future. This stationary clinic will open soon in San Diego. Watch www.snap-sandiego.org for updates.
Looking to the Future
After a very successful 2007 event with $27,000 raised for four animal organizations, Bowling for the Animals changed hands. The dedicated volunteers of Vegan Coalition passed on the fundraiser to SNAP Spay Neuter Action Project of San Diego.
SNAP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the goal of "zero euthanasia" of adoptable companion animals in San Diego County. SNAP raises public awareness through education, and provides the public with access to reduced-rate spay/neuter for their pets. We are pleased to have the support of our bowling friends which will keep us going strong!
Carrying on the Bowling for the Animals tradition, SNAP will share each event's proceeds with a local animal organization promoting the spay & neuter of companion animals and feral cats. The 2008 even raised $13,000 to benefit SNAP and the Feral Cat Coalition.
Bowling for the Animals 2009
The 11th Annual Bowling for the Animals will take place Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at the Vista Entertainment Center. Advance registration required! Sign up now.
How it Works
Miss Kitty signs up to bowl and asks Mr. Puppy Dog and Ms. Bunny to sponsor her. Mr. Puppy Dog sponsors her 25 cents for every pin she knocks down in her highest game. Ms. Bunny sponsors her for a flat pledge of $25 and convinces two of her coworkers to throw in another $25 pledge each.
Miss Kitty's highest game score is 100 points which she uses to calculate the money she will make for the animals.
100 point game x 25 cents a point = $25, plus the $25 flat pledges from Ms. Bunny and her two coworkers totals $100.
You can see from this example that we have the potential to make a lot of money for the animals, especially if we have 200 bowlers like Miss Kitty participating.
Not a Great Bowler?
You don't have to be a good bowler to make money for the animals... in fact many regular B4A bowlers aren't. Sponsorship is the key to success in this game. Remember it's all about having fun -- and helping animals!
Prizes go to the Top Ten Fund Raisers even if they don't bowl at all. But it's more fun if you do! Ask your family, friends, acquaintances, and even businesses to sponsor you. You will be surprised at the positive response you will get if you just ask.
A sponsor may pledge any amount of money per pin knocked down, or may pledge a flat amount. The suggested minimum sponsorship amount per bowler is $100.
It's easy to do... just find $10 friends to sponsor you for $10 each. Did you know? $100 will fix four cats, or two rabbits at our new stationary clinic!
Prizes and More
After bowling we will tally your highest score and sponsorship pledges. Be sure to bring your Sponsor Sign-Up Sheet with you to the bowling alley. We will be awarding great prizes to the Top Ten Highest Fund Raisers, the Highest Scoring Bowler, the "Predict Your Score" game winner, and door prize winners. There will be yummy vegan munchies and prizes galore!
Don't Forget to Send in the Money
Once you have collected all your sponsorship money, mail it to
Spay Neuter Action Project
P.O. Box 1373
La Jolla CA 92038
Remember to include your Sponsor Sign-Up Sheet when you mail in your money. Checks should be made out to Bowling for the Animals. The deadline to send in your sponsorship money is May 15th, 2009. Donations are tax deductible. Our non-profit 501(c)3 Tax ID # is 33-0517862.
Ready to Roll?
Registration is easy: submit your credit card payment using the order form below. The registration fee is $15 per bowler. Kids are welcome (bumpers can be set up as needed.)
Please include bowlers' names and if you are signing up as a team, please include your team name as well. Bowlers will be assigned lanes in groups of four, so by including your team name you can be sure you'll get to bowl with your buddies. Don't worry if you can't decide on a great team name just yet... you can change it later if you'd like.
B4A needs to reserve bowling lanes in advance, so your registration fee is non-refundable. Thank you for understanding
If you're ready to be a part of this fun event: Sign up today!
Already Registered? Time to Find Sponsors
Click here to see Last Year's Awesome Top Ten Fundraiser Prizes Once you're registered, ask your family, friends, acquaintances, and even businesses to sponsor you. You will be surprised at the positive response you will get if you just ask.
A sponsor may pledge any amount of money per pin knocked down, or may pledge a flat amount. We ask each bowler to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. That's just ten nice people sponsoring you for $10 each, or four friends giving $25 each. And don't forget, the Top Ten Fundraisers win awesome prizes!
Keeping Track of Your Fundraising
Download your Sponsor Sign-Up Sheet to keep track of sponsorship pledges. Please ask your sponsors to mention your name or the name of your bowling team when donating.
Sponsors may pay you by check or in cash (see below for information on how to forward donations to SNAP). Or, better yet, they may give directly to SNAP/B4A by using FirstGiving.
FirstGiving is easy to use: click the orange "Donate" button in the box to the left. Then, either click "Sponsor Me Now" or you may create your very own fundraising page which you can then forward to everyone you know. Just click on "I want to raise money too" and follow the instructions. That's it, you're set! Now go spread the word!
Let the Games Begin
On Sunday April 26th, 2009 arrive at the Vista Entertainment Center, 435 West Vista Way in Vista CA 92083 at 12:00 noon. Be sure to bring your Sponsor Sign-Up Sheet with you to the bowling alley. Check in at the Bowling for the Animals registration area.
Your $15 registration fee includes a delicious vegan lunch buffet with coffee & dessert; practice time & two games; bowling shoes, bowling ball, a free door prize ticket, and of course an afternoon of fun with animal lovers... priceless! Cash-only full bar available.
After checking in, pick up your shoes from the bowling alley main desk, find that winning bowling ball and report to the lanes set aside for Bowling for the Animals. Let the fun begin!
Get Involved and Volunteer
Bowling for the Animals is a big event and we'll need lots of helping hands to make it happen! Please read on, and if you can help, please get in touch!
Sponsor a Bowler
If someone you know is going to bowl at B4A, of course, we'd love for you to sponsor them. You may pay your sponsor by check or in cash. Or you may give directly to SNAP/B4A by using FirstGiving.
Don't know any bowlers? Stay tuned for a list of bowling teams you can sponsor!
Donate a Prize or Snacks/Drinks
B4A attendees are an animal-loving, earth-friendly crowd and if your business fits that description there's no better venue to get the word out and gain new customers. Please consider donating a raffle prize or Grand Prize for our top fundraisers and bowlers.
We also welcome your VEGAN food and drink donations. Please contact us to make arrangements for your tax-deductible donation: call 760-450-7834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Solicit Raffle Prizes and Prizes for the Top Bowlers & Fundraisers
The months leading up to Bowling for the Animals are a great time to solicit prizes. The bigger our raffle and the better our prizes, the more funds we will raise for the animals.
Look for businesses whose products and services would appeal to an animal-loving, earth-friendly crowd. Examples are pet-related businesses (think dogs, cats, rabbits...). Look for pet stores, grooming salons, pet sitting businesses, veterinarians, etc. Health food stores, bookstores, earth-friendly cosmetics stores, gardening businesses, and more are great places to ask for prize donations. Check with hotels, restaurants, and cafes (especially vegan) for weekend packages or gift certificates.
Use your imagination and don't be afraid to ask! A blank solicitation letter will be added shortly.
To arrange for drop-off or pick-up of your treasures, please call 760-450-7834 or email email@example.com
Can't Be There But Still Want to Donate?
We welcome your donations! Give online through PayPal
Or, mail your check to: Spay Neuter Action Project, P.O. Box 1373, La Jolla CA 92038. Please make out checks to Bowling for the Animals.
Thanks to our 2009 Event Sponsor
- 1 Benefit for the SNAP Spay Neuter Action Project and Feral Cat Coalition's
- 2 About Bowling for the Animals
- 3 How it Works
- 4 Already Registered? Time to Find Sponsors
- 5 Get Involved and Volunteer
- 6 Thanks to our 2009 Event Sponsor