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Media Release: Registration Opens for Popular Niche Lawn Bowling Charity Event, On The Lawn
March 31, 2016
Kelowna BC — The 2nd annual lawn bowling fundraiser — On The Lawn — will open its team registration 9am on March 31st. The event, in its second year running and proudly supported by BDO, raised over $11,000 for Kelowna-based charity, Elevation Outdoors in 2015.
This year, On The Lawn brings you the same quality event where teams of four head down to the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club, step back in time, roll some bowls and have a truly awesome time. The fundraiser takes place over three consecutive Thursdays starting July 28th where all proceeds will go towards helping underprivileged youth participate in outdoor sports programs native to the Okanagan — such as snowboarding and climbing.
“Elevation Outdoors is thrilled to be involved with On The Lawn again for year two,” said executive director, Mike Greer. “Last year’s event was a great success for us with a big financial impact and an incredible amount of exposure to Kelowna’s young professional community.”
Similar to bocce, where the object of the game is to get your bowl closest to the jack, lawn bowling can be enjoyed by people of all ages — even though it was once thought of as a game for the elderly.
“I thought it was a classy activity just for seniors,” said first-time lawn bowler and 2015 On The Lawn participant Steve Neu, Art Director at JBF Kids Inc. “After playing a few rounds and getting the hang of it, I thought it was really fun and entertaining. Great way to hang out with your friends and have a few laughs.”
On The Lawn is an event aimed at Kelowna’s growing young professional community who are interested in trying out something new — all while making a difference in their community.
“With the funds received from last year’s event, we’ve launched a new program — our Get a Grip rock climbing program — as well as put money aside to be used for the purchase of a new 15 seat passenger van that will allow us to safely transport our participants for years to come,” says an enthusiastic Greer. “This year’s event is already looking better than last year’s, and we look forward to seeing everyone out ‘On the Lawn’.”
Due to the popularity of last year’s event, the 20 available team spots are expected to fill quickly. Teams can register for On The Lawn starting today, March 31st at 9am.
About On The Lawn
Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings three evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing in the form of a lawn bowling tournament and finale party. Starting July 28th, they invite Okanagan fun-seekers to step back in time, roll some bowls, sip a cool beverage, and have a truly awesome time. 20 teams of four will bowl it out each week. On The Lawn will provide bowls, music, BBQ, wine, beer, and cocktails, all at Kelowna’s downtown, lakeside, sun-drenched Bowling Club. All proceeds go to our chosen charity, Elevation Outdoors.
About Elevation Outdoors
Kelowna based Elevation Outdoor’s mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs such as skiing, sailing, and climbing. All programs are offered to eligible youth free of charge as Elevation Outdoors believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor sport or pursuit that can help keep him or her motivated, healthy, and happy in life.
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