18TH ANNUAL BOWLING BENEFIT HELD IN FALLS CHURCH
FUNDRAISING RECORD SET FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR
Over 250 participants, friends and long-time supporters of Fairfax Adult Softball, Inc. (FAS) united together on Sunday, January 28th for the 18th Annual Benefit Bowling Tournament to raise funds for Northern Virginia Special Olympics and Fairfax County Park Authority field improvements. The event took place at the Falls Church Bowl America and grossed over $22,000 making it the most successful event in its 18 year history. In fact, this is the third straight year that the fundraising record was broken.
“This has always been a popular event and now even more people want to be a part of breaking records for the Olympians. The event sold out immediately and each year the participants and donators amaze me with their generous hearts” said FAS Program and Media Manager, Becca Frece. “The athletes are inspiring and so much fun to work with and it makes me proud to be a part of this amazing event each year.”
Special Olympics Softball Coordinator, Paul Tierney shares the excitement on the amount of support the community receives year after year. “Our Special Olympics Athletes always have a blast bowling with Fairfax Adult Softball,” Tierney said. “This event is on our calendar every year as one of the most fun events to look forward to! This year someone bowled a 300 game and that was very special as we had never seen that before.”
FAS has been special partners with Special Olympics since 1988 when FAS was first approached by Eunice Kennedy Shriver to assist in establishing a pilot program where Special Olympians play softball alongside our volunteers. Hundreds of Special Olympians have gained not only the enjoyment of competitive sports, but also the camaraderie, training and health benefits that only sports can offer.
Interested in becoming a part of this great program? Come experience first-hand the enjoyment that only FAS softball offers. We offer play for adult men and women in a number of different leagues across Fairfax County: Men, Women, Coed, Modified Coed, Social Coed, Fast Pitch, Men’s 35+, Men’s 50+ and Church. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN for our 2018 Spring Season. We offer team and individual registration. The deadline for applications and payment is March 2, 2018. Visit us and register online today at: www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com