Lawn bowlers roll for United Way

Vernon Lawn Bowling Club’s resilient and hardy members are taking to the greens for a full 24 hours.

Vernon Lawn Bowling Club’s resilient and hardy members are taking to the greens for a full 24 hours.

Members get rolling in the second annual 24-Hour Bowl-A-Thon Sept. 17 in Polson Park to raise much needed funds for United Way of North Okanagan-Columbia-Shuswap.

“Participants in the relay-style event are gathering pledges from their friends, family and community members for United Way,” said Jeremy Woo, event organizer with the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club.

They then will partake in the event by taking two-hour shifts at all hours of the day and night, with all of the players collectively lawn bowling for 24 consecutive hours.

“In last year’s inaugural event, the players faced heavy downpour and cold temperatures from midnight until dawn in the name of charity,” said Woo, as members as young as 15 all the way up to 86 participated in the Bowl-A-Thon.

Last year’s successful event raised well over $3,000 for Vernon’s local United Way chapter, and organizers are looking to increase that total in this year’s Bowl-A-Thon.

The public is encouraged to stop by to watch the lawn bowlers engage in exciting gameplay and to donate to the very unique event, which begins at noon Sept. 17 and wraps up at noon on Sept. 18.

For more information or to donate to the campaign, email the club at vernonlbc@gmail.com, call 250-542-0212, or visit them during the event.

“See you on the greens,” said Woo.