Several area Knights of Columbus (KOC) groups joined together on Sunday, Feb. 23 to host a Bowling for Babies fundraiser at Junction Bowl in Isanti.
The fundraiser was to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) of Cambridge’s need for a new ultrasound machine. The PRC of Cambridge, a non-profit 501(c)(3), offers free limited medical services to women and men in need. Their current ultrasound machine was aging and technology has greatly improved. Their goal is to purchase a new 3D/4D capable ultrasound machine at a cost of about $40,000. The Bowling for Babies event was the first of several that will help achieve this goal.
Junction Bowl of Isanti agreed to host the event at a greatly reduced cost. The bowling lanes were full and the event was a great success. The area KOCs raised over $5,500 for the ultrasound fund that day.
Thank you to Junction Bowl and the following KOC groups for hosting the event: Isanti, Oak Grove, Pine City, Braham, Taylor’s Falls, and North Branch. Also a big thanks to event sponsors: Gold Sponsors – North Branch KOC, Pine City KOC, Pine City Squires, Baby is a Baby, and Steve & Leila Shurts; Silver Sponsors – Used Boat World, George’s Boat Repair, Sorenson Agency, Dr. Francis Ryan, Taylor’s Falls KOC, Braham KOC, Isanti KOC, Elaine’s Flowers & Gifts, The Carpenter Family; Bronze Sponsors – John Hirsch Motors, St. Francis Hardware, The Rhodes Family, The Iverson Family, The Cuneo Family, The Koy Family, The Golden Family. And a Special Thanks to: St. Patrick Women’s Club, St. Patrick Catholic Church of Cedar, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Guild, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Cambridge, and the area businesses who donated prizes!
If you would like to contribute to this fund and other PRC programs, visit www.cambridgeprc.com and click on the donate link.
Gina M. Kennedy, Executive Director
Pregnancy Resource Center of Cambridge