MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — It was a day of Mardi Gras-themed fun as 300 foodservice industry professionals packed into Planet Bowl in Toronto yesterday, Nov. 24, for the annual Friends of We Care Bowling Challenge, which raised $150,000 to send kids to camp.
It was the largest Bowling Challenge yet, with 800 individuals donating time, money or prizes to the event put on by Friends of We Care.
“This event really encompasses what Friends of We Care, as an organization, is all about. We are a passionate, dedicated group of professionals from all facets of the foodservice industry coming together under one roof. Together we raise funds to enrich the lives of disabled children by allowing them to attend camps designed specifically to allow [them] to participate in activities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate,” said Kevin Collins, executive director of Friends of We Care.
The event’s top fundraisers were Sysco Canada, raising $40,953; Cardinal Meat Specialists with $27,453 and Janes Family Foods, rounding out the top three with $24,785.
The 15th-annual Bowling Challenge is set to take place Nov. 22, 2012.