109 bowlers descended on the Country Club Lanes at this year’s Sacramento Charity Bowl on May 9. Participants raised $3,100 for the Moral Values Program (MVP) of Sacramento. MVP gives to local families who are in need – and one former recipient, 1245 Organizing Steward Nilda Garcia, had this to say about how MVP contributes to the community:
“I was extremely excited to help give back to The Moral Values Program of Sacramento as part of the Sacramento Regional Committee this year for IBEW 1245. You see, before I had a good Union job, I was in need of assistance – I was a single mother of four and had just been laid off.
“One Christmas I heard that the Moral Values Program was hosting a FREE event at my kids’ elementary school. My kids and I were given Christmas gifts, clothing and food. I will never forget the line of families waiting to be helped. This is something I never forgot so when I had the chance to pick a non profit, I pitched it to the Committee.”
“The Organizing Committee did an amazing job putting this event together, selling tickets and donating 36 raffle prizes. We had a total of 109 bowlers and we took up 29 lanes – 75% of the total lanes at the venue! The grand prize, a Dell laptop, was won by Bob Dean, Senior Assistant Business Manager.”
Congrats to the winning bowling team and to everyone who participated. And thank you to everyone who came out to make the event a success!