Youth Services of Creek County’s annual bowling fundraiser raised a total of $18,500 as of press time. “We still have a couple of teams that need to turn in the remainder of their money,” said Director Erin Brook on Saturday, “however, with current money turned in we were over $18,500.”
The fundraiser is in its 11th year and follows a different theme each time. This year, the theme was “at the movies,” and teams were encouraged to dress up as a favorite or memorable flick to help celebrate the spirit of the event. Director Brook herself dressed as Willy Wonka, and her staff were dressed as oompa-loompas—one was Violet Beauregarde from the famous children’s classic movie, who in her blow-up suit, looked indeed like the “blueberry” the character became in the movie.
Not every team participated, but other movies represented were Grease, Anchorman, Where the Wild Things Are, Top Gun, Thelma and Louise, and more.
For Brook, the event was one more reminder to the generosity of the community.
“I am so thankful for our community who continues to support this event and YSCC,” she told Sapulpa Times. “I always think we can’t top the previous year, but the event just continues to get better every year!”
Money raised through The League The Way event goes to support the shelter side of YSCC, which handles around 80 kids a year. For more information about Youth Services of Creek County, visit yscc.net