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Strike for Vets Charity Bowling Event Raises Over $7,000

to Benefit Veterans, Military Families during Medical Crises

Joint effort by 2 Outstanding Teenagers with Friends of Fisher House-Illinois

Results in Successful Launch of Charity Bowling Event

Generosity, appreciation for military service and loads of fun was all part of the action at Fox Bowl, Wheaton, Oct. 16, for the first Strike for Vets event. America’s Got Talent finalist, Chicago singing group Musicality, marked the event launch with a rousing rendering of the national anthem to a crowd of over 150 and the bowling began.

Teams from VFW Posts and Rolling Thunder bowled side-by-side with Robert Morris University students, Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) and Paralyzed Veterans of America – Vaughan Chapter –using marvelous devices purchased by FOFH-IL for their use.

Strike for Vets Brings Together Folk from All Walks of Life

to Support Military Families During Medical Crises

Winning Teams

Congrats to 1st Place Winners Who Took Home Storm/RotoGrip Bowling Balls!

Way to go 2nd Place Team Who Earned RotoGrip 2-Ball Travel Bags!

Kudos to 3rd Place Robert Morris Team Who Garnered Bowlifi Strike for Vets Sports Shirts!


A Round of Applause for FOFH-IL Partners for Strike for Vets

(Left) Daniel Bolan, Creator of Strike for Vets & 2016 United States Bowling Congress Youth Ambassador of the Year of Florida; Mabel Cummins, Illinois Strike for Vets Liaison & 2016 Junior Gold 15U National Champion and Ray Cummins, Illinois Liaison for Strike for Vets worked diligently with FOFH-IL to execute this successful event.


Special Thanks to Major Patrons

Fox Valley Marines Detachment #1233 – Patriot Sponsor - $2,500

Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) Good Samaritan Sponsor - $1,000

Jimmy’s Red Hots - Good Samaritan Sponsor - $750

Bartlett Post VFW 11018 - Platinum Sponsor - $250

CARSTAR – Platinum Sponsor - $250

Lou Malnati’s Pizzerias - Platinum Sponsor - $250

American Legion Marne Post 13 – Gold Partner

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 – Gold Partner

VFW Post 177 – Gold Partner

A Veterans Consulting Group - Gold Partner


Give It Up for Major Bowling Prize & Goody Bag Donors


Classic Products Corp.

Kegel LLC

Storm Products, Inc.

Strikeforce Bowling LL

Subaru of America

Ventura Promotional Products, Inc.


Major Appreciation for Support & Generous Concessions

IKANBowler- Manufacturing Genuine Thrills, Inc.

Management of Fox Bowl, Wheaton, IL


Way to Go Veterans’ & Robert Morris Bowling Teams!

Paralyzed Veterans of America – VAUGHAN CHAPTER

SMILES – VFW Auxiliary to Montgomery Memorial Post #7452

THUNDERSTRUCK – Rolling Thunder –IL Chapter 1



4 Robert Morris University Bowling Teams


Applause! Applause! For Chicago Musicality Group & Director Michael Gibson

America’s Got Talent finalist, Chicago singing group Musicality, marked the event launch with a rousing rendering of the national anthem to a crowd of over 150 and the bowling began.


Thank You Bowling & Sports Stars Meeting Fans & Giving Bowling Tips to Teams


Kudos to FOFH-IL Board & Group of Volunteers

Who Always Rise to the Occasion for the Benefit of Veterans


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

Military Families Hosted