Thanks to all the amazing 2012
Teams, Donors, Sponsors, Volunteers & Supporters!
Thanks to your committment, enthusiasm and hard work, we raised over $25,000 for FIERCE!
FIERCE's Bowl-a-thon is a fun, fresh and fa-bowl-ous youth organized grassroots fundraising event! The Bowl-a-thon combines the people power of 150 community members raising money in support of FIERCE, followed by an afternoon of bowling, celebration, funky music, costumes, yummy food & glitter and sparkle!
Here is the link to all the fabulous photos, courtesy of Sabelo Narasimhan: https://picasaweb.google.com/104456142857345573261/FIERCEBowlathon?authkey=Gv1sRgCIODsa2D2Mu87AE
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2011
FIERCE's 4th Annual Bowl-a-thon!
On Saturday October 22nd, 2011 FIERCE hosted our 4thd Annual Bowl-A-Thon!
The "The FIERCEly Supernatural InvinciBOWL" was a roaring success! Over 120 people attended from the 22 teams that raised money and bowled. We were also excited and honored to welcome 2 cyber teams not based in NYC to join the fundraising fun.
Together we proved that when we come together as community we can be invincible!!! We raised over $29,000 to support FIERCE and our work to build the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC! Money raised will help support FIERCE’s Education for Liberation Project, which providies organzing and political education training for LGBTQ youth of color and the 'Safe Space Saves Lives' campaign to fight the criminalization of LGBTQ youth of color and keep the West Village a safe space for homeless and low-income LGBTQ youth!
The event, hosted at Harlem Lanes, was a day long extravaganza full of colorful supernatural costumes, pizza, cake, bowling to good music, impromptu dancing and celebrating FIERCE. Take a look at all the photos HERE!
The bowl-a-thon brought together hundreds of allies, youth members, family, and friends to help support FIERCE. Thank you to everyone who participated, created a fundraising team, sponsored, donated prizes, or volunteered! Without you it would not have been possible!
Special Thanks to the 2011 Bowl-a-thon Fellows: Jaime and Sunshine as well as the BAT Squad members for all their hard work and dedication!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2010
FIERCE's 3rd Annual Bowl-a-thon!
The BOWL-A-THON is a youth organized grassroots fundraising event that brings together over 150 community members to raise money to support FIERCE in building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.
On October 23, 2010, FIERCE proudly presented the third installment of the reBOWLution, a youth led grassroots fundraising event.
We are excited announce that we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised over $30,000 for FIERCE!!
A special thanks to all the fa-BOWL-ous bowling teams, sponsors, prize donors, allies and over 700 individual donors who helped make this event a huge success!
It was a day long extravaganza full of outrageous costumes, pizza, cake, bowling to good music, and celebrating FIERCE!
You can view highlights from the event on Flickr!
Click here for a complete list of the 2010 event sponsors & supporters.
Money raised through the Bowl-a-thon will help support FIERCE’s Education for Liberation Project and our campaigns to help keep the West Village a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth of color. The event proceeds generates vital support for LGBTQ youth programming and ensures our long-term organizational sustainability.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2009
On Saturday October 24th, 2009 FIERCE hosted our 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon!
The "The Return of the reBOWLution" was a huge sucess. Over 150 people attended the event including 19 teams that raised money and bowled. We raised over $27,000 to support FIERCE and our work to build the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC. Money raised will also help support FIERCE’s Education for Liberation Project, which providies political education and organzing skills training for LGBTQ youth of color and the 'Our S.P.O.T. (Safe Place to Organize Together)' campaign for a 24hr LGBTQ youth center on Pier 40.
The event, hosted at Harlem Lanes, was a day long extravaganza full of crazy costumes, pizza, cake, bowling to good music, and celebrating FIERCE. It was a fantastic party - just check out the photos HERE!
The bowl-a-thon brought together hundreds of allies, youth members, family, and friends to help support FIERCE. Thank you to the following folks who helped make the event a smashing sucess. Without you it would not have been possible!
The 2009 Bowl-a-thon Interns: Martin Lopez & Tatiana Hernandez
The 2009 Bowl-a-thon Planning Committee: Elegost Rosado, Lolan Sevilla, Rane Bo, Veronica Tirado, Krystal Portalatin, Rickke Mananzala, Ellen Vaz and Yasmeen Perez.
All the Team captains!
All the supporting organizations and sponsors:
* Astraea Foundation for Women
* The Open Society Institute
* The Audre Lorde Project
* CAAAV - Organizing Asian Communities
* Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project
* Sylvia Rivera Law Project
* Miami Workers Center
* Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ)
* Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ)
* Domestic Workers United (DWU)
* Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
* Switch & Play
* The Peter Cicchino Youth Project
* Center for Third World Organizing
* Gay City News
* The HOTT Program at Callen Lorde
* Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies ( CHIBPS) at NYU
And to all the businesses that supported the event - Thank you!
* Harlem Lanes
* Henrietta Hudson
* Joe the Art of Coffee
* Sunshine Theater
* Bluestockings Bookstore
* Third Root Community Health Clinic
* Pleasure Chest
* Red Bamboo
* Ruthie Hummel
* Nicki Marshall
* Studio Museum
* 14th St YMCA
* Café Con Leche
The Bowl-A-Thon is an annual event. If you would like to be a team captain or be a part of the Bowl-A-Thon planning committee please contact Ellen "Manny" Vaz at 646.336.6789 ext. 209 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.