February 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bette Addington, CBW Publicity
Once again, the California Bowling Writers' (CBW) charity for 2008 is sending phone cards to the troops overseas. This will be the fifth year for this drive. More and more bowling groups have become involved in this worthwhile cause. Through the generosity of California Bowlers, CBW received $6,800 in 2007. The phone cards were purchased soon after December 31, 2007 and were sent over to the troops for Valentines Day.
CBW is now accepting donations through the December 31, 2008 deadline. We hope to reach out to all California bowling associations to join in and be a part of this year's drive. Any amount is appreciated. Donations (made out to CBW) need to be directed to: Tina Martin-CBW Treasurer- firstname.lastname@example.org . Any questions regarding this drive may be directed to CBW President Bette Addington at 661/589-3119.
Won't you join us in our efforts to be involved in this year's phone card drive? It is a very rewarding feeling to know the cards do get to the troops serving overseas. And, we do get feedback and recognition for this drive. CBW Director Marian Mann said that bowler Vicki Kennedy was at the San Francisco Airport waiting for her plane to depart and she just happened to be wearing a BVL shirt that day. She was approached by a soldier returning from duty in Iraq and he asked her if she was a bowler and when she said she was, he immediately told her how much he appreciated the bowlers of California and their support and caring with the phone cards!
Thank You to CBW (click on the card below)
Roaring 90's League
Robert/Leslie Spears (IMO- Son, Bobby Spears)
Elaine & Roy Van Otten
Seeko Faris (IMO-Mr. Flowe )
Mary Lynly (IMO- Paul Lynly)
Mary Lynly (IMO- Christopher Blakemore Family)
NorCal BC Fall Classic Trade Show
Santa Clarita Lanes
Jim & Tina Martin
Pinole Valley Lanes SIRS-Robert Brown
Eloise Cottrell(IMO Bill Cottrell)
Humboldt USBC Assn.
Humboldt 600 Club
Golden Empire USBCA
Monarch League-Napa Bowl
Striking Threes League-Country Club Bowl