Letters to the Editor

Miracle Bowl raises money for miracles

The Miss West Sound Scholarship Program held its Miracle Bowl fundraiser on Feb. 10 at the All Star Lanes in Silverdale.

We raised more than $3,000 to split between the Children’s Miracle Network, the Caring for Carmen Fund for Carmen Garringer, and the Miss West Sound Scholarship Program.  The number of individuals who came out in support of these three organizations was extraordinary.

Approximately 50 teams of enthusiastic bowlers filled the bowling alley over the course of six hours. Gift cards, candy and other prizes, donated by individuals and businesses in Kitsap County, were awarded for the most spirited team, the team with the highest total score at the end of each session, gutter balls, strikes, and spares.

Participants had the opportunity to purchase Caring for Carmen bracelets and T-shirts and, toward the end of the day, Suquamish Elementary School librarian Gail Petranek offered to shave her head for donations. This prompted several others to do the same, raising a total of $252.

Other Caring for Carmen fundraisers, held in conjunction with the Miracle Bowl, brought in approximately $5,300 which will help support Carmen Garringer and her family with any expenses incurred by her treatment.

The Miss West Sound Scholarship Program would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to All Star Lanes, Bayside Engravers, Boehm’s Chocolates, Sugar and Spice Tea Company, Kingston Pizza Factory, Kingston Lumber, all of the individuals who donated prizes, the Miss Viking Fest and Miss Kingston courts and all of the other participants of the Miracle Bowl for making this fundraiser such an incredible success.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Amanda Cheatham
Co-executive director
Miss West Sound Scholarship Program


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