The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is striking up fun for families and the community with the inaugural Jamie Frank Memorial Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Greenacres Bowl, located at 6126 Lake Worth Road. Each guest can play two games, and enjoy pizza and refreshments. Details and registration can be found on the JCC web site at www.jcconline.com/bowlathon.
The event is in support of the Jamie Frank Camp Tikvah Scholarship Fund, established in honor of Jamie Frank, a spirited and joyful young girl who spent her summers at Camp Tikvah at Camp Shalom. Despite being born with a lethal bacterial infection that severely damaged her brain, she lived her life with hope, love and laughter and was an inspiration to all who met her.
In advance of the bowl-a-thon, families are encouraged to participate in a friendly competition to raise funds for the scholarship fund. Participants can collect spare change in an empty, decorated container and turn in their donations at the Mandel JCC on Thursday, July 21 or Friday, July 22. The winners will receive a prize.
“The highlight of every year for Jamie was summer at Camp Tikvah at Camp Shalom where she loved music, swimming and laughing with her friends. I am so grateful for all of the summers Jamie had there,” recalled Amy Frank, Jamie’s mother.
Camp Tikvah is a premier summer camp experience, featuring an inclusion program for more than 100 children and teens with special needs.
“There is a dire need for more special needs programs in our community, and we are eager to do more,” said Alan Feldman, CEO of the Mandel JCC. “Funds from the bowl-a-thon will allow us to provide more camp scholarships for these deserving children and their families.”
The event registration price is $15 per person through July 21 and $20 per person afterward. For more info., contact Leah Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (561) 712-5235.