Thank you to all the virtual bowlers and sponsors who made our 24th annual Bowl-A-Thon a great success! Your generous contributions will keep our minority achievement programs running for another impactful year.

EMCC’s 25th Annual Bowl-a-thon is just around the corner on  November 6, 2021.

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Bowlathon Sponsor packet

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Collecting Pledges

  • Collect pledges in advance and turn them in at the event. This is not a pay-by-the-pin event.
  • Ask friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, church members and relatives for pledges. Remind them that they are supporting a good cause while also becoming eligible for special sponsor prizes.
  • You can sponsor yourself.
  • When someone pledges, fill out one pledge ticket from the attached pledge ticket form for each $10 pledge (i.e. 3 entries for a $30 pledge). All tickets will be entered into a drawing for door prizes of a limo ride/night on the town, hotel stays, and more.
  • Pledgers can pay with cash, checks made out to East Madison Community Center, or online through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. Please indicate the team or bowler you are sponsoring in the memo line of your check, or in the notes field in PayPal.


  • Bowlers who raise $50 in pledges will receive a free Bowl-A-Thon t-shirt, free bowling, and a free shoe rental.
  • All bowlers also select from a variety of prizes, beginning with bowlers who have the most pledges.
  • Individual and team bowlers who collect the most pledges will receive trophies.
  • Special prizes are awarded to teams with the best costumes and themes.


  • Organizations and teams will be assigned a lane with up to 5 bowlers per lane.
  • Participants will bowl up to 3 games, depending upon the total number of bowlers.
  • Drop-ins are welcome to join in but are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

If you choose not to bowl, but would still like to donate, we will be happy to include your pledge to support a youth bowler. Just donate online through PayPal and indicate your interest in supporting a youth bowler in the notes field of the donation page.