Thunder Bowl Lanes to host 2 fundraisers

ALPENA – Thunder Bowl Lanes will be hosting two separate fundraisers for the Friendship Room and Toys for Tots at the lanes, which include some deals on bowling, with a portion of the proceeds going to Friendship Room and Toys for Tots.

“We have bowling packages available, and we donate 50 percent of the package to the Friendship Room on the Friday fundraisers,” lanes co-owner John Snyder said. “The money raised stays local and goes straight to the Friendship Room.”

Bowling packages include games, shoes and pizza, and are a fun way to help support a good cause.

“This way people get to have some fun, and benefit something good at the same time,” Snyder said. “It’s a vehicle to help fundraise. Everybody knows how to bowl, and those who come in get to have fun and help raise money.”

The lanes will also be having a fundraiser Sunday to benefit Toys for Tots from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., with packages available and the Toys for Tots toybox will be at the lanes to collect unwrapped new toys for children.

“Every hour that’s bowled on Sunday, we give a portion of the proceeds to Toys for Tots,” Snyder said. “If someone brings in a toy for the box, we’ll give them a bowling discount. It’s really a great event for everyone involved. Come out and have some fun for a good cause and bring your family and friends.”

For more information about the fundraisers or bowling packages, call Thunder Bowl Lanes at 354-2411.

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