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  Bowling Fundraiser Strikes a Chord with the Community

Jun 18, 2010 14:59 ET

The ProAction Cops & Kids second annual bowling challenge was right up everyone’s alley as 18 teams competed for the chance to face Chief Ewles’ team for the trophy.

The bowling challenge, held at Neb’s Fun World in Oshawa, brought together members of DRP, youth and the community to see who could come out on top. Although the main goal was to raise money for ProAction Cops & Kids Durham, the result was a fun and entertaining evening for all involved.

The team from Copetti & Company Accounting Firm in Whitby were the ones to challenge Chief Mike Ewles, Deputy Chiefs Sherry Whiteway and Scott Burns, Strategic Administrative Officer Stan MacLellan and our Chief for a Day Luke Stichhaller for the title and bragging rights. It was a close match but the Chief’s team couldn’t compete with the numbers Copetti & Company were producing.

“At the beginning of the night you could see the initial shyness and apprehension of the young people participating,” said DRP Inspector and Co-Chair of the event Dave Wilson, “but as the night went along you could see it turn into laughter, active participation and pure enjoyment.”

Over $8,000 was raised for the Durham Chapter of ProAction Cops & Kids with the funds going directly to police officers to run programs for youths such as sports, arts, outdoor recreation and music.

For more information on ProAction Cops & Kids, please click here.

A big thank you goes out to all the organizers, sponsors, community partners, participants and volunteers who made this event such a great success! See you next year!

Below are attached files.
bowling thumb (JPG file, 36.1K bytes)
Chief Ewles' team with the winners from Copetti & Company (JPG file, 166.8K bytes)
Chief Ewles bowls up a strike (JPG file, 154.0K bytes)
Trying a new technique (JPG file, 126.3K bytes)
Deputy Whiteway celebrates a strike (JPG file, 102.9K bytes)
Central East officers Holly Rice and Amanda Rabishaw with teammates Jah-one, Love and Samantha (JPG file, 167.4K bytes)
Central West officers Darryl Rice and Dawna Murray with Griffin, Tabitha and Nathan (JPG file, 152.3K bytes)