Y.E.S. House Hosts First Y.E.S. Bowl Fundraiser

Gillette, Wyo.— The Y.E.S. House Foundation is asking the community to support the first year of their fundraising event, the Y.E.S. Bowl.  The fundraiser will benefit more than 900 children and their families, who are served by the Y.E.S. House.  The Y.E.S. House helps children ages 5-21 by providing a variety of services including safe shelter, counseling and education.

The Y.E.S. Bowl is not a bowling contest, but a fun way to raise money for the Y.E.S. House.  Everyone is invited to gather a team of four people which can be family, co-workers or a group of friends. Each bowler is asked to raise $125 in donations.  On May 17, to celebrate and thank the bowlers, the teams receive one hour of free bowling, free food and pop and are entered for door prizes to be drawn every hour. Each Bowler who raises $125 will receive a thank you gift, and are automatically entered to win the grand prize.  

 “I hope that this event will bring the whole community together in support of these kids,” said Foundation Director P.J. Burns.  “72% of the children that come to the Y.E.S. House have been victims of some kind of abuse, and 78% have a history of substance use.  The compassionate professionals here really care about the kids, and help them to build a positive and drug free future.”  Now Burns is challenging all of Campbell County to join in to help.

The entire community is invited to attend the Y.E.S. Bowl kick off open house on April 10, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Y.E.S. House Tammy Hladky Center of H.O.P.E.  Teams can get registered, pick up their packets and take a tour of the Y.E.S. House campus (light refreshments will be provided).  Team registrations will be accepted through May 9.   The Y.E.S. Bowl celebration will take place on Saturday, May 17 at Camelanes Bowling Center; bowling times available between 10 am and 3 pm.  

Local businesses can support the event by sponsoring, donating prizes and encouraging their employees to participate on a team.  Individuals can help by putting together a team of four, donating or volunteering.

 “You don’t need to be a bowler to help out!  Just have fun and join in the celebration!  The free bowling is our way of thanking the community for donating to help children when they need it most.”  Burns went on to say, “It’s not about the bowling, it’s about having fun and helping kids!”

For more information please contact the Y.E.S. House Foundation Director P.J. Burns by calling 686-0669.

About Youth Emergency Services

Youth Emergency Services, Inc. (the YES House) is a private, non-profit agency located in Gillette, Wyo. Services are provided to young people, ages 5-21, and their families. The goal is to keep families together whenever possible. The YES House provides a range of services from prevention to intervention and treatment, and its programs offer support and stabilization for at-risk youth and their families on a 24-hour basis. 

Youth Emergency Services Foundation’s purpose is to provide funding for the programs, children and families, equipment, building and expansion needs of the Youth Emergency Services, Inc. Visit youthemergencyservices.org for more information.
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