It was an impressive effort to say the least. The 2012 JA of Lincoln Bowl-a-thon was a massive event made up of 1,075 bowlers on 203 teams representing dozens of companies from all over Lincoln. They came together because they care about the future of our kids, and the results speak volumes about the generosity of our community.
Speaking of results, this year’s event raised a grand total of…(insert drumroll here)… over $73,000!!
Results like that can’t happen without the dedication of some very committed individuals. Take Connie White of National Research Corporation, who raised more than any other single bowler – $2,675! Or how about Mike Zinniel of Nelnet, who raised the most on-line pledges – $1,000! Along with the rest of his team (Jeremiah Carlson, Dillon Jensen, Philip Morgan, and Donnie Wells), he also took the top spot for on-line pledges for a team, with an impressive $1,766. Of course, there were also hundreds of others who raised $50, $100, $200… and every penny will make a difference right here in Lincoln.
Our corporate partners were also a huge part of the success of the event. Special (huge! spectacular!) thanks go out to National Research Corporation, which put together 24 teams and raised over $7,500. Also impressive was Nelnet, which fielded 21 teams and was able to raise over $3,000 on-line alone!
While the event was first and foremost about raising funds for Lincoln’s students, it was also about bowling! Far be it from us to ever deny anyone their bragging rights, so here are the winners:
Women’s High Game
- Marcie Seidel, 267, TMCO
- Christy Saum, 266, Lincoln Electric System
Women’s High Series
- Christine Franks, 527, Veyance
- Christy Saum, 501, Lincoln Electric System
Men’s High Game
- Chris Grady, 298, Nelnet
- Daniel Leiting, 277, Lincoln Industries
Men’s High Series
- Chris Grady, 572, Nelnet
- Jeremiah Carlson, 532, Nelnet
Team High Series
- Sowers Club, 2,317
- LES/Pat Marik’s Team, 2,091
So there you have it – another fabulous JA of Lincoln Bowl-a-thon is in the books. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to every bowler, company coordinator, sponsor, volunteer, and donor who made it all possible. We say it a lot, but it bears repeating – YOU are what makes the JA mission possible. Because of you, we are able to give our students a running start toward a more successful future. We, and the students, are grateful.