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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fernandina & Friends plan charity bowling tournament to benefit Wildwood Elementary students

Spend an afternoon helping children who live in severe poverty. And, at the same time, participate in a worthwhile fundraiser that might be right up your alley.

If you’re interested, you can join members of the Fernandina & Friends Social Club at their Charity Bowling Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. at AMF Leesburg Bowling Lanes.

The event is supporting the charitable efforts of Villager Faye Scher and others who are raising funds to benefit the many students at Wildwood Elementary School whose families live below the poverty line. Many of them can’t afford to purchase school supplies, such as pens, crayons, notebooks and binders.

Tickets are $15 a person.

“There will be plenty of door prizes and raffles throughout the afternoon during three games of bowling,” said Tom Lombardo, who along with wife Vicki co-chairs the club’s charity committee.

Lombardo said those interested in taking part in the bowling event should contact him as soon as possible at (240) 463-5591 or atb tom.lombardo2008@gmail.com so the club can reserve the correct number of lanes.

“I’ve talked to the school’s principal and teachers about the severe poverty conditions of most of the students and their dire straights,” Lombardi said. “We have an obligation to give them a chance to break the cycle of poverty and give them a good education. Then, they could help others do the same.”

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