Bowling for Birthdays! On Sunday morning September 9, Bowlmor Lanes Santa Monica will be filled with hundreds of supporters and participants coming together to bowl with one goal in mind… raising money to help create birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. In partnership with shelters across Southern California, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Cause for Celebration hosts its 7th Annual Bowling for Birthdays! Join us for a fun morning of bowling – Start or join a team and invite everyone you know – Each team bowls for one-hour – choose round 1 at 10 a.m. or round 2 at 11 a.m. – $20 pp; $15 students, and $10 for children under 12.

In partnership with shelters in Southern California, Culver City-based Cause for Celebration provides birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. Birthdays are a special time of year. Yet for so many children the day passes like all the others, without any acknowledgment. We believe that children should be celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the holidays. Your participation and tax-deductible gift will help create funding necessary for these celebrations.

As the organization’s largest event, Bowling for Birthdays! serves to fund approximately 60 birthday parties a year which provides children long-lasting memories of feeling special and the chance to just be a kid on their big day. At the birthday parties, children are treated to games, crafts, food, music and so much more. The day is all about building self-worth and showing each child that they are valued through the power of celebration.

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The first event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Bowlmor Lanes. The first round will begin at 10:00 a.m. and round two will begin at 11:00 a.m.. One Hour of Bowling will be allotted per Team, $20 person; $15 students; $10 children under 12. You can register a team here by visiting or calling (310) 827-0873. 

Submitted by Susan Gordon