FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Local kids, teens and adult will join forces at Fairfield’s Nutmeg Bowl for an evening of family friendly competition, pizza and fun to support the anti-bullying programs of The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport.
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3.
Participants may join as individuals or teams. Entry fees ($40 for adults and $25 for students 17 and younger as well as members of the military) include two games of bowling, shoe rentals, pizza and soft drinks.
The sixth annual Bowling Against Bullying event is part awareness campaign, part fundraiser. Individuals and teams who participate do so to raise money for CFJ, which in addition to offering support and crisis services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, is also an accredited child advocacy agency which provides extensive bullying and dating violence education in local public and private schools.
CFJ (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.), provides free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
The anti-bullying programs CFJ runs reached more than 2,000 local students last year. These programs are critical as the National Center for Educational Statistics reports approximately one in four children (or about 22 percent) will be bullied during each school year.
The Center brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services – crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling – under one roof, in its headquarters in Bridgeport.
“Bowling against Bullying is an extremely positive community event that’s full of fun activity, but it also raises awareness about an extremely important issue that is critical to the health and emotional well being of our kids,” said Debra A. Greenwood, president/CEO of The Center for Family Justice.
For more information on participating in Bowling Against Bullying, please contact Beth Andrews, development associate at The Center for Family Justice at BAndrews@CenterforFamilyJustice.org.
For more information on the Center for Family Justice, click here.
Fairfield's Nutmeg Bowl is at 802 Villa Ave.
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