We owe a big thanks to all of our partners from the 716 community who donated items for our basket raffle. They helped make our event a big success! Thanks to our community partners we were able to raise money for Summit Educational Resources and raise awareness for autism.
Over 40 guests walked away with amazing baskets in their hands. Some of the highlights were: Autographed Tyler Myers jersey, Vera Bradley bag & blanket set, birthday party at Oogie Games, toys from Raff & Friends, tickets from Bisons, Bandits, and WWE, and many gift cards from local businesses.
Donations made by:
The Home Depot
The Pancake House
Anderson’s Frozen Custard
Andrea Kendal & Melonie Juliano
AMF Thruway Lanes
Impala Brothers Auto Shop
Mary Lynn Tarquini
Dr. Molly O’Neil
World Wrestling Entertainment
Kathy Bunce & Megan Thering
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
Raff & Friends
Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses
Come see the friendly Jordan at Summit Central or Angela at Summit Creekside to get your $10 tickets to The Empire Strikes 4 Bucks. With less than 28 days to go you’ll want to get your tickets quick. And don’t forget to get them early, because they will be $15 at the door!
Can’t get to Summit? That’s OK- you can buy them online at EVENTBRITE!
Not only does the Empire Strikes 4 Bucks offer open bowling for $10/bowler, but new this year is a bowling tournament designed for those looking for something more. All you have to do is form a team of 4, give it a fun name, and register by calling Morgan at 716 208 8503, or register on Eventbrite. Registration is $30/bowler, and the money from your registration, plus what your team raises, will be used to help students with autism at Summit Academy. We will send you some registration materials, like a donation form to help your team raise the most money and take home some great prizes.
The Empire Strikes 4 Bucks was featured recently in an article published by the Buffalo State Record. Culture editor Lucy Lopez interviewed the event’s founder and co-chair Nick Rockwell and parent Darleen Stry who attended our first annual event. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Since you were with a bunch of families that had kids with autism, I felt comfortable there,” Stry said. “For a change the people next to me didn’t look like I was an alien when my kid started to ‘sing’ between frames.”
For the complete article click HERE.
Open bowling tickets are on sale until October 25th 2014 for $10 for an hour of bowling and shoe rental. Please don’t wait! Tickets are $15 at the door! Click HERE to buy them online at Eventbrite. You can also purchase your tickets at Summit Central, or Summit Creekside, and soon at Thruway Lanes.
Our first attempt at hosting a Star Wars themed bowling fundraiser for Autism Awareness was a big hit! We raised a substantial amount of money for Summit Educational Resources and many guests came out to have fun. Team Rebels out-scored Team Empire in our bowling competition. We had many guests with autism who had a great time. Over 50 prizes were won in our basket raffle and one lucky winner went home with over $300 from our 50/50 raffle. Oogie games was there with Star Wars video games. The stars of the show, of course were from Buffalo’s very own The North Ridge Fanforce. Star Wars characters from the light side and dark side of the force came together to help us raise money and awareness for autism! Thank You to everyone who participated and supported us. There were many of you!!