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Bowling party to fund ride for veterans, cancer patients

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Colonial Lanes, located at 626 5th Street West in Huntington, will host a bowling party for two special causes from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

The fundraiser will benefit the VA's Homeless Veterans Resource Center at 624 9th St. in downtown Huntington. A portion of the proceeds also will go toward the Good Samaritan Fund at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The fund helps cancer patients pay for travel expenses during treatment.

The cost to bowl during the event is a donation in the amount of your choosing. There also will be a pig roast with various side dishes. Cost per plate is $5.

The proceeds will help clients of the Homeless Veterans Resource Center find permanent housing and employment. Social workers at the center assist veterans with accessing health care, transitional housing, permanent housing, legal issues, substance abuse issues and employment services. The center's catchment area includes two counties in Ohio, 10 in West Virginia and 12 in Kentucky.

The event is co-hosted by Tri-State Cyclists for Veterans, a group of bicyclists who ride from Huntington to Washington, D.C., every June to raise awareness about and funds for homeless veterans. The group also will raffle off a trip for two to Hawaii, a Cannondale bicycle and other door prizes during the bowling party.

For more information about the bicycle ride and how to contribute, email Bryan Chambers at bryan.chambers77@yahoo.com or check out the group's Facebook page, "Homeless Veterans Ride 2013."

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