Lapeer East High School Class of 2012 to host Bowling for Cause event at Gerlach’s Bowling Center

Thanks to Gerlach’s Bowling Center owner, Vicki Gerlach, the 2012 Lapeer East Project Graduation Committee will be promoting a “Bowling for Cause” at Gerlach’s in Lapeer on Friday, May 18 at 6:30pm.  “Forget about cooking on the 18th and come join us for pizza and pop,” stated Gerlach.  “It will be a fun evening of bowling & prizes…and for such a great cause.”  This is a wonderful opportunity to check out Gerlach’s new 6-lane addition as well!

To join the “Bowling for Cause” event, it is suggested to save $2 by “pre-paying” your bowling commitment to Gerlach’s Bowling Center by May 16 or, you may RSVP to lapeereast2012@gmail.com.  The cost to participate is $18 per person (if pre-paid) or $20 per person at the door – which includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, 20 oz fountain drink and a piece of pizza.  The committee is also planning to host a 50/50 raffle during the night as well as giving out Lapeer East Spirit Wear items to the winners of the bowling contest.  Details of contest TBD.

Gerlach’s Bowling Center is located at 258 West Genesee Street in Lapeer, MI.  The phone number is 810-664-2082. So swing on by, coordinate a bowling match between your family and/or friends while helping the Lapeer East Project Graduation committee reach their financial goal!

A Bit About Project Graduation

A little over 30 years ago, a total of 18 people were killed within two graduation seasons due to alcohol-related accidents at one high school in Maine.  Parents became “fed up” with students not celebrating safely.  This is where Project Graduation began.  The graduating Senior class’ parents created a post-graduation party for their children in order for them to celebrate safely.  The first party was a great success and high schools all over the state of Maine began to adopt similar programs.  Then, states all over the nation began to take part.

Project Graduation has been a tradition at Lapeer East High School for years.  The event is sponsored by the Seniors’ parents.  Together, they raise money strictly through donations from themselves and the community.  Fundraisers are key.  To date, committee members of the 2012 Lapeer East Project Graduation and Seniors have hosted several fundraisers from Walk-A-Thons and craft shows to selling Spirit Wear merchandise and 50/50 raffle tickets at local high school games.

The committee is hopeful that the “Bowling for Cause” is a huge success.   The proceeds from this fundraiser will help support the entertainment expenses that comes along with the Senior “Lock-in.”  Students should be celebrating past achievements and looking forward to their future, not ending all of it in one night due to irresponsibility.

Together, we can help spread awareness of Project Graduation — a safe, drug and alcohol free lock-in party on the night of graduation.

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