1055 West Washington St.,West Chicago, IL 60185
Mailing : P.O. Box 861, West Chicago, IL 60186
office (630) 293-0100 fax (630) 293-1510

Monday - Closed
Tues - Fri. - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat. - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday - Closed


2019 Bowlathon Information

Come join us in supporting our 14th Annual Bowlathon on Sunday February 24, 2019 at Wheaton Bowl, 2031 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL from 12:30 to 3:45!  This is our major fundraising event that supports the We Grow Dreams job training program for individuals with disabilities.  Come and help us build a brighter future for them!  We encourage all team members, their friends and families to help make this year’s event a huge success! Each bowler only needs to raise a minimum of $100 in donations in order to bowl.

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – Register to bowl by 1) calling the greenhouse or 2) sending an email to Gail Bettcher. Please let us know if you are making up a team.


Bowler Registration Information

First you need to register to bowl with the Greenhouse. You can either call the greenhouse at 630-293-0100 or send an email to Gail Bettcher .

This year we have created a Fundraising page at Firstgiving with all the details about the Bowlathon and an easy one-click button for your supporters and sponsors to donate. .

All you need to do is:


    1.Create an email soliciting friends and family to sponsor you for the Bowlathon. Add a link to our Firstgiving Bowlathon page. The link is:


     2. You can view a sample solicitation email here.

    3. **IMPORTANT**. Please ask your sponsors to add a comment in the comment field of the Donation page stating the name of the bowler they are sponsoring.

    4. Send the email to as many friends and family as you can asking them for their support. If you used Firstgiving in past years to send out solicitation emails you can retrieve the email addresses you used by logging into your Firstgiving account, Click on "Your Fundraising", Select one of the previous year's pages, Click "Send" under Send Emails, Click on "Address Book" under Reuse Contacts from Past Events. You can click and drag on the entire list and then copy and paste it into a Word document to edit the list. Paste as Text Only so you do not get all the formatting.

     5. You can also download and print a pledge sheet to use at your office, social gathering, or other function to solicit donations. Click here to download.

Prize Donations

Please help make this event a success by donating a prize for our raffle by contacting friends or family who own businesses. You may know someone who could donate tickets to sporting events, merchandise or restaurant gift certificates, electronics, hotel packages, theater tickets, etc. Please contact Gail Bettcher at bettcher5fam at aol.com for more information. We Grow Dreams will publicize the donation on the day of the event and on our website.

Sponsor Information

Any employer, business or group that you and your family may patronize is invited to become an Event Sponsor or Lane Sponsor for the Bowlathon. Sponsors’ names will be displayed at the Bowlathon and publicized on our website.

Event Sponsorship is available for $5000, $2500 or $1000. Lane Sponsorships are available for $250 per lane.

Please contact The Greenhouse at 630-293-0100 or Gail Bettcher for information.

Everyone is encouraged to patronize businesses that support our mission