Bowling for kids’ books this weekend in Statesboro

October 17, 2013 by  

All manner of banner, poster, and flyer printing has likely been taking place ahead of a fundraiser this weekend. Presented by Bulloch County’s Ferst Foundation, the event is aiming to promote child literacy from a young age.

The nonprofit organization, which helps to provide books for the very young, is the sponsor of the ‘Ferst Annual Bowling for Books and Bragging Rights’.

The fun bowling tournament will see four-person teams play three games, with the winner lifting a trophy.

Ferst Foundation Community Action Team member Michelle Reidel said:

“I think we’ll have a lot of fun and hopefully build momentum for next year; and collect more funds to support the program and register more children.”

Reidel also said that it is her foundation’s hope, still in its first year since being founded, that the event will take place each year in the fall; becoming a go-to event for the local community.

Able to receive as many as 60 books through the foundation, there are over 200 already registered throughout Bulloch County. However, there are just under 4,000 youngsters age five or below, which Riedel says shows just how much work the foundation has to do.

It costs $160 to register a team, with every dollar being ploughed into free books, reading guides, and printed activity sheets. In its first few months of operation, the Ferst Foundation has already raised over $2,500.

Taking place at The Clubhouse right here in Statesboro, the fundraising efforts get under way from 3:00 pm this coming Sunday, October 20.