Bowling Thunder raises $12K for victim services

Local bowlers hit the lanes for a good cause recently, raising $12,000 for Chatham-Kent Victim Services.

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The organization hosted its second-annual Bowling Thunder event at Chatham Bowlerama, with businesses, organizations and community members taking part.

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Jason Brown, victim services’ volunteer and community engagement co-ordinator, was pleased with the response.

“Once again the CK community has shown their generosity and helped us beat last year’s fundraising total by over $2,000. We are grateful for the strong support of Teksavvy in sponsoring this year’s fundraiser and the Chatham-Kent Police Service for helping us provide lunch to attendees,” he said in a release.

“The funds raised will help us continue offering dedicated, trauma-informed support to those impacted by crime and traumatic situations in every community across Chatham-Kent. I want to thank the staff and team at Chatham Bowlerama for their hospitality and support in helping us host the event.”

The money will go towards crisis services and community programming.

Victim services provides short-term emotional support, crisis intervention, practical assistance and community referrals to those impacted by crime, tragedy and traumatic situations.

They also offer trauma-informed community education on a various topics. Every year, victim services supports more than 1,200 people in the community.

For more information on the organization, visit

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