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

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2018 Bowlathonbowling Information

Come join us in supporting our 13th Annual Bowlathon on Sunday February 25, 2018 at Wheaton Bowl, 2031 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL from 2:00 to 5:00!  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 get a minimum of $100 in donations in order to bowl.

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 23, 2018 – 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 are once again partnering with Firstgiving.com to give you an exciting tool to use in gathering pledges for the Bowlathon. With Firstgiving you can quickly and easily create your own personal fundraising web page (no experience required) and send it to your friends and family, who can donate by credit or debit card in an easy, secure online transaction.

All you need to do is:


    1.If you still have your Firstgiving login information from prior years  simply sign in to your existing account and then select the "Your Fundraising" tab. You should see a link to create a new Fundraising page. Click on "Search our database" and search for We Grow Dreams and select the "We Grow Dreams 13th Annual Bowlathon" event to create your new Fundraising page.

    1a. If you are new to Firstgiving, create a login for yourself by clicking on this link to go to the We Grow Dreams Firstgiving web page.

     2. Press on the FUNDRAISE button. This leads you to setting up your account, team, and registering for the event.

     3. Build your online fundraising page that will display the WGD banner at the top. You can write a paragraph or two about why you are raising funds, upload your photos or even videos, and set your dollar goal.

    4. Email the link to your page to all your potential donors.

    5. Friends and family click on the link in their email to see your personal page and can see your text and photos. They can also see the progress you’ve made toward reaching your fundraising goal and can read comments left by other donors.

    6. Donors can securely use their credit or debit card to donate. They will receive an immediate response that their donation was received, and will receive a receipt that they can use when filing their taxes. It’s also easy to send personal thank you's to your donors using the Firstgiving tools.

    7. If you need help creating your page, please send an email to Ben Hum.

If you wish to download and print a pledge sheet to use at your office, social gathering, or other function to solicit donations, click here.

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