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FCS organizes bowling for a cause

By Mrudvi Bakshi

news@oxfordeagle.com

Oxonians are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve their community, and they are seldom disappointed with this town that boasts some great volunteer opportunities.

The Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi provides support services to victims of sexual assault, homicide, child abuse and other violent crimes.

To help FCS in its efforts, Leadership Lafayette and Young Professional of Oxford volunteer organizations teamed up with FCS to hold “Bowling for Bravery,” a first-of-its-kind initiative by the organizations.

“The idea was to host a fun event wherein the community could get involved,” said Leadership Lafayette member Deetra Wiley. “Bowling seemed to be the ideal event to bring families, groups, organizations, et cetera, together to support a great cause.”

Proceeds from the event will be donated to provide services for the victims in FCS. All those wanting to participate can get a team together from their work, community organization, church, friends or family.      

The cost is $225 per teams up to nine people.

The event will take place on July 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Malco Premier Lanes on Oxford Commons. The deadline for registration is July 15.

Besides fun and bowling, a silent auction will also be held at the event. People are encouraged to donate and/or bid on as many items as they can.

Registration forms for the event are available at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Lee Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. Forms can also be downloaded off the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BowlingForBravery.

For more information, call 662-801-2477, 662-701-9118 or email coreyfussery@gmail.com or lisa.coleman@uss.salvationarmy.com.