Toronto Cat Rescue’s 13th Annual Bowlathon for Cats!

Here we go again. Registration officially opens today!

Once again my committee responsibilities are the loot bags (we first handed them out last year) and the ever-popular ears and tails.

My living room is a sea of unstuffed cat tails and half-glued foam ears. Other than that it feels like we’re pretty under control. I’ve got a good handle on the loot bags, though I’m still soliciting items. And this year we’ll be able to assemble them at the Volunteer Centre, which is less than ten minutes from the bowling alley, rather than my workplace which is 45 minutes (if you’re lucky) from the bowling alley!

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Photo stolen from the bowlathon website; property of Toronto Cat Rescue.

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Photo stolen from the bowlathon website; property of Toronto Cat Rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember when I first joined the committee (of 3!) I was skeptical about the ears and tails. “No really, people love them.” I was assured. It’s true! People agonize over which pattern/colour to choose. Some people insist on coordinating their ears and tails. Some teams want completely matching sets. It’s fun being at the table and watching people choose.

If you’d like to help, the best (and most fun) thing you can do is get a team together and come bowling! It really is a blast. There are a few people who are serious bowlers but mostly — especially last year — I saw plenty of pitchers of beer and a LOT of laughing. The minimum for each participant is $100 entry fee though you are, of course, encouraged to fundraise more. For that you get:

  • an event t-shirt
  • the aforementioned ears and tail (which doubles as a catnip-laced toy!) to wear during the event
  • a chance at lots of prizes (awarded for fundraising and for skill)
  • pizza and cupcakes
  • a loot bag
  • fun, fun, fun!!

Sign up on the website as an individual or get some friends and form a team.

If you’d like to sponsor me here’s my page. We have a team for the committee members — we may or may not get a chance to bowl.

Last year we raised a record-breaking $25,000! Naturally we’d like to top that this year. 🙂

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About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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