Come out & play with us!
There will be costumes, games, prizes, music and diner Food! Oh, and bowling! (But you can participate without bowling or even showing up!)
Ways you can participate:
~ Be a TEAM INSTIGATOR or TEAM MEMBER. Each team of 5 people fund-raises together, devises a team name and costume theme, and participates in the actual event. Team Instigators, well, instigate the team & help them organize! Perhaps your business, workplace, organization, or group of friends would have fun organizing a team! We make it easy by providing several tools such our Facebook event page and our Bowl-O-Rama fundraising page where people can make online donations.
~ Individuals, businesses and organizations are welcome to SPONSOR the Bowl-O-Rama! We’ll promote your business to the greater Olympia LGBTQ* community and our supporters on our Facebook, website and at the event. Click here for more info.
~ DONATE! You’re invited to donate items that we could use as prizes at the event. You can also donate funds by visiting our Bowl-O-Rama event page.
Why it’s important to support Stonewall Youth: LGBTQQIA youth need a safe and sober place like Stonewall to talk about their experiences, and to get support, feedback, referrals, and mentorship to assist them to successfully navigate the difficulties they face. Along with being marginalized due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, many LGBTQQIA youth contend with homelessness, racism and other types of oppression, abuse or neglect from parents or guardians, hunger, mental health or substance abuse issues, poverty, bullying and disrespect at school, and other struggles. It’s estimated that approximately 40% of youth who are homeless in our community are LGBTQ+, and LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than other youth.
Founded in 1991, Stonewall Youth is an organization of youth, activists and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual youth to speak for themselves, education their communities, and support each other. Stonewall Youth addresses the root causes of oppression while providing access to services and experiences that alleviate the stresses of marginalization. We serve youth ages 21 and under. Over 450 youth participate in our programs yearly. Here’s more information about our programs.
Bowl-O-Rama proceeds advance youth leadership at Stonewall Youth by funding the training and wages of our youth co-directors and youth Speakers Bureau members. Along with contributing an immense amount to our programs, these youth learn valuable job and community organizing skills from their peers and from adult staff mentors.
Come play with us!
For more info, contact us at email@example.com or call 360.705.2738.
Here’s a roundup of all the info and docs for Bowl-O-Rama participants (and folks who you’re trying to recruit!)
Pledge form for teams to use when receiving CASH/CHECK donations (Folks can make credit card donations on our Bowl-O-Rama event site.)