Over 550 bowlers representing various businesses, social service agencies and local government will compete Feb. 4 SuperBowl-A-Thon XV, a fundraiser benefiting the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition.

The event takes place at AMF Bay Shore Lanes from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. This bowling marathon brings the private and public sectors together with local social service agencies to raise funds for the eradication of homelessness on the Westside of Los Angeles.

This year’s “Perfect Game” title sponsor is CapitalSource Bank with “Strike” sponsors Bayside District Corp., The Lobster, Morley Builders, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association, Santa Monica Firefighters Association, Spectrum Athletic Club-Santa Monica and Striker Media Group. The 2011 “Spare” level sponsors are Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees, Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal LLP, Hotel Erwin on Venice Beach, JW Marriott Santa Monica, Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Place.

Community leaders who will bowl include Santa Monica’s Mayor Richard Bloom, Santa Monica Police Chief Timothy Jackman, Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson, members of Santa Monica City Council and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education members, joining additional representatives from civic, faith, business and nonprofit organizations

The Santa Monica Daily Press is the event’s media sponsor.

Those interested in bowling should call (310) 314-0071.

For over 20 years, the coalition, a project of Community Partners, has addressed the needs of the homeless and low-income population in the western part of Los Angeles County by coordinating programs, such as food and shelter, job counseling and health services, as well as providing education and advocacy. The coalition is an alliance of more than 30 organizations representing local human service, government agencies and faith communities committed to ending hunger and homelessness on the Westside.

— DP

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