Hey friends, join us for Kentucky Support Network's third annual Bowl-a-Thon! This fundraiser helps make our work possible throughout the year. Last year we raised over $7,000 to provide financial assistance, transportation, and interpretation to people seeking abortion care. This year we want to raise $10,000 so we can provide even more support to our callers. Are you in?
What is Bowl-a-Thon, you ask?
Bowl-a-Thon = doing good + having a blast! It's a crowd-sourced fundraiser: you sign up ahead of time with a team or as an individual, set your fundraising goal, and ask your community to donate and help you reach your goal. Then, you join us at the event itself on April 24 for bowling, snacks, drinks, and awesomeness!
Fundraising through Bowl-a-Thon is quick and easy! When you register, you'll get a secure team and/or personal page where you can make your pitch, share it easily via email and social media, and accept contributions. Also, remember that even if you're busy on April 24, or if you're not into bowling, you can still participate, since you do pretty much all of your fundraising ahead of time!
Why bowl for abortion access?
KSN is a group of dedicated volunteers that, since our launch in 2013, have accompanied over 500 Kentuckians through the process of accessing abortion. The money we raise helps pay for an abortion, travel to a clinic, or for overnight lodging near a clinic. Your donation also funds our hotline service, where we talk with callers from across the region to accompany them as they navigate the process of accessing abortion: from accessing all-options counseling, to making an appointment, to applying to other funds for assistance, to accessing further social services after their procedure, and more. We also provide phone and in-clinic language interpretation so patients with limited English proficiency can communicate with providers. By leading your own team or by participating, you'll be making a direct and immediate impact in our community.
What do team captains do? Team captains lead the charge. Captains choose a team fundraising goal, recruit bowling buddies for their team, and make sure all their bowling buddies meet their personal fundraising goals. Captains will be the primary contact for the event.
Sounds awesome! How do I captain a team? Just register at our website! Once you register, you can use our online system to send emails to friends and family asking them to support your team by pledging to increase access to abortion. It's so easy!
I still have questions. Where can I find answers? Hop on over to our fund page for more information, or feel free to contact us with any questions. See you on the lanes!