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Bowl-a-thon Blast

Our 8th Annual Bowlathon benefiting the Museum Endowment Fund was held at Gilroy Bowl on March 24th, and was a rousing success!!  Like previous years, this latest event surpassed all previous.  There are a few pledges yet to come in, but even without those, our profit is an amazing $8727.51.  

Update: It's taken a while, but at last we have the final figures for our Museum Bowlathon held in March.... (we think you'll agree that it was worth the wait!!). Once again we were fortunate to have such generous sponsors and dedicated participants. Our final profit is $9119.26.... another record breaking total for us. No words can express our gratitude.

  • Margene Peterson and her daughter Melissa are once again honored for bringing in the highest dollar amount and the most individual sponsors.
  • Bowling honors went to Rich Spence and Julia Gimenez for High Series, Leon Haygood, Sr. and June Kuwada for 2nd High Series, Eric Ichikawa and Bess Yoshikawa for High Games, and Leon Haygood, Jr. and Shirley Grider for 2nd High Games.
  • Many thanks go to Old City Hall Restaurant, Don DeLorenzo (Gilroy and Gavilan Golf Courses), Nob Hill Foods, Patti’s Perfect Pantry, Garden Valley Foods, Royal Nails, Lowe’s, Luxury Day Spa, The Garlic Shoppe, Gilroy Bowl, Historical Society Board Member Joanie Lewis, and Melissa Peterson for their generous donations of gift cards, cash and/or other items for the event.  
  • We especially thank Grace Kawano and Leon Haygood, Jr. of Gilroy Bowl for their help and support.

Words can’t express our gratitude to all the participants and donors for making this another successful event beyond our expectations!