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Charity bowling tournament to benefit Lovepacks organization

Oxford Commons, a local master-planned community, in partnership with the North Central Mississippi Realtors Association, has announced plans for its second charity bowling tournament to benefit Oxford Lovepacks. T

The tournament will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Premier Lanes, 204 Commonwealth Blvd. in Oxford.

More than $6,200 was raised for children in need at last year’s event.

“We’re hoping to make this a new annual back-to-school tradition after the very successful and fun bowling tournament last year. It is an opportunity for the real estate industry and other Oxford professionals to show our support for Lovepacks,” announced David Blackburn, President of Blackburn Communities, the developer of Oxford Commons. “Lovepacks is such an important part of our volunteer school efforts to provide healthy meals to our children in need.  We are thankful to the North Central Mississippi Realtors Association and other community businesses for partnering with us so that we can support this great cause.”

The Oxford Commons Charity Bowling Tournament is open to anyone who would like to attend.  Teams of four to six players can compete for prizes while benefiting Oxford Lovepacks. Registration is limited by the number of lanes available. Teams will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit http://theoxfordcommons.com/bowling or call 662-236-0060 to register your team.

Lovepacks discretely delivers non-perishable food to children’s backpacks before they go home each Friday afternoon. What started as a small project now delivers over 160 packs of food each week.

“This bowling tournament is another great avenue for gathering support for the community,” added Linda Allgood, the Executive Officer of the North Central Mississippi Realtors Association. “It is a wonderful opportunity to have some fun and friendly competition, but ultimately it gives us an opportunity to help the most precious group in our community, our children. No child should go hungry, not even for a day. We are pleased to partner again with Oxford Commons in this endeavor, and hope that it will be something we can continue to expand in the future. There are always children in need.”