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
Stormtroopers love a good basket raffle, and so do you! The basket raffle from our first year was a huge success. 50 prizes were given away! And we have many more exciting items coming in for this year. Even if you don’t come to bowl- come to raffle! Come on down to AMF Thruway Lanes on October 26th 12-4pm to join in our amazing raffle! Who knows? Maybe you’ll get to take something home…
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.
Discover the spectrum of possibilities!
The Empire Strikes 4 Bucks is striking back! Join us October 26th, 2014 at Thruway Lanes for fun for the whole family. Open bowling from 12-4. Our team bowling tournament runs from 12:30-3:30. Other fun activities include:
- Basket raffle
- 50/50 drawing
- Photo-op with Star Wars cosplayers
- Interactive performances with Star Wars cosplayers
- Face painting
- Quiet room w/ arts & crafts
- Video Games provided by Oogie Games
- Kid’s games
Together we can raise awareness- with the force!
April is Autism Awareness Month. Join us in accepting autism!
The Empire Strikes for Bucks is proud to support Summit’s Skywalkers as they walk for autism acceptance on April 26th, 2014. Summit Educational Resources provides research based academic and behavior strategies to support students with autism. Summit programs are very important to the students and families they serve. You can help Summit’s Skywalkers raise funds for these wonderful programs by visiting our team page!
Please join us Saturday, April 26th as we walk for Autism Acceptance at Summit Educational Resources in Getzville, NY. We look forward to raising money for this worthy event and spending the day with Summit families and all of those who help Summit raise funds for their programs. It’s always a special day full of amazing moments and fun entertainment for the kids. Summit welcomes back The North Ridge Fan Force who are proud to support this awesome cause! Look for your favorite Star Wars characters and get pictures taken with them.
Stay tuned as we will be posting information soon about our Star Wars themed team and how you can support us!