Bowler Bash 2022
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Presented by VSA Prosthetics & Bowlero [Austell], Fundraiser to provide Prosthetic Care to the Uninsured
Bring your Family, Friends, and Kids
Participation is OPEN TO ANYONE, not just amputees or those with disabilities, so come out, have fun, meet new friends, and support this wonderful cause!
HAVE FUN and support your community by joining us at Bowlero Austell! Enjoy bowling while meeting new friends! If you don’t care to bowl, come for the fun, camaraderie, and grab a bite of food to eat and participate in the Raffles and Silent Auction, knowing you’re helping a very worthy cause!
This year’s Bowler Bash will again bring together our community through a fun-filled day of bowling, giving those suffering from disabilities the realization that bowling is an activity that they too can enjoy.
Bowling — Awards and Prizes
Have fun, but play your best! Not “great?” No worries! To help “even the field,” we’ll be scoring by”9 pin no-tap” rules — This means knocking down 9 pins on your first bowl COUNTS AS A STRIKE!
Awards will be recognized to top bowlers in each of the following categories, for both the DISABLED and NON-DISABLED:
- Adult Men’s
- Adult Women’s
- Youth (10–15 yrs old)
- Youth (9 yrs & younger)
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration & Check-in; Pick-up pre-ordered T-shirts and Shoe Rentals; AND On-site Raffles begin! Grab a bite to eat at the cafe!
- 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bowling (2 games)!
- 3:30 PM
Final Call for raffle entries
- 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Final Break while bowling scores are tallied
- 4:00 PM
Raffle Drawings & Top Bowler Awards
Raffles and Drawings
There are TWO RAFFLE EVENTS in which you can participate:
**You DO NOT have to be present at the event to win!!**
Tickets are available for purchase AT THE EVENT or ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT (it is the purchaser’s responsibility to provide accurate contact information when you purchase your tickets online, and to make proper arrangements to pick up the prize if you are not present at the event).The winner will be drawn at the event and will have their choice of ONE of the following:
- 55″ 4K UHD LED TV
- Nintendo Switch Console
- Apple iPad
- Pelican 10ft Kayak
Event Raffles & Silent Auction
**You MUST be present to win these prizes**
Tickets will only be sold at the event for these prizes, further increasing your chances to win!
“50/50” drawing — The more people that enter, the bigger the cash prize!
Multiple prizes will be available on-site! Come and check them out!
What It’s All About…
Amputee Bowler Bash is an annual fundraiser, hosted by VSA Prosthetics, with the purposes of promoting the sport of bowling, while providing the disabled community and their families opportunities to experience the joys of adaptive sports, to unite our community for a common cause, and to create possibilities for physical activities for all who otherwise would not be able to on their own.
The Amputee Bowler Bash was inspired by Jonathan Griggs, bilateral below-knee amputee, bowler, and coach, and his Prosthetist, Eric Chen, CPO, to give back to the community and to inspire the physically and mobility-challenged to enjoy life through physical activity. Through the many trials that he has faced along his journey, Jonathan exemplifies a character of thankfulness, joyfulness, positivity, encouragement, & humbleness. His amazing attitude, despite his devastating losses, has touched the lives of many, and he remains an inspiration to all who have been fortunate enough to meet him. He has been coaching kids for years and continues to do so purely on a volunteer basis and hopes to instill in them the drive in life to always do their best, to keep an open mind when facing challenges, and overcome hardships through hard work and persistence.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Limbs for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that assists uninsured individuals who suffer amputation and limb loss to have access to prosthetics to regain mobility and return to a life of normalcy.
About Our Host Organizations…
VSA Prosthetics is a branch of Vascular Surgical Associates who has been providing vascular care to this community for over 30 years. VSA Prosthetics was created with the intention of providing the highest quality and most functional prosthetic designs and services, and most importantly caring for the patient and their family as a whole. VSA Prosthetics’ common saying “It only seems impossible until it is done” and the mission of “Creating Possibilities” for this population is extended through the Amputee Bowler Bash and hosting future OPAF Adaptive Sports Clinics.
Bowlero Austell is operated by General Manager Dennis Lockhart, who has known Jonathan Griggs for many years and has generously offered to support our cause by offering his beautiful facility to host this year’s event. They host numerous leagues, parties, and events, and have welcomed us into their family with open arms.
See below to learn more about the host organizations:
If you’re interested in partnering or sponsoring this or future events through tax-deductible donations, there are several opportunities, including advertisements on the back of our event shirts, Lane Sponsorships, in-kind donation of raffle prizes, etc. All sponsors will be proudly displayed and recognized at the event, as well as on VSA Prosthetics’ event page.
For further information or details, please call VSA Prosthetics at 770-544-1145.
Limbs for Life Foundation
Limbs for Life is a non-profit organization that helps provide FREE Prosthetic Legs to those that are uninsured. VSA Prosthetics has partnered with them and already has helped a number of individuals get back to walking in our local community.
Inspired by Jonathan Griggs, a bilateral amputee, a staple of the local bowling community, who regularly competes in leagues and graciously coaches youth, he promotes bowling as a family-friendly outlet for exercise, fun, and a fantastic hobby that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
Mathew Robinson will be present to defend his trophy as the winner of the Amputee Division, and he invites any & all to come out and play. He reports, “Before the 1st Bowler Bash, I didn’t realize that I could get back to bowling after I had my leg amputated. I grew up bowling in leagues and I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity to show me another part of my life that I can get back after amputation.” Turns out it just takes a little practice to figure it out again!
We had an amazing turnout at our 1st event, and we’re excited to see this event grow!