AISS Veteran's Day Bowl-A-Thon
November 10, 2018
AISS Class of 2019 scholars enjoying and participating in their first networking event at Chapman University, with Class of 2017 alumni, during the AISS Chapman INSPIRES STEM-C 4-Day Weekend Kick-Off
Last year AISS held its first AISS Bowl-A-Thon during Veterans Day weekend. Eight teams got together to raise money for laptops for our scholars. Now this year we are raising funds once again for laptops, however this time it's for our next class of students we'll recruit for 2019.
Last year's AISS Bowl-A-Thon brought together AISS Scholars, Alumni, and Supporters to join in a friendly bowling competition that we plan to continue this year. Once again we are teaming with the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) and will donate to their worthy cause through our 50/50 drawing.
JOIN US for fun and excitement!
See What Happened Last Year - AISS Bowl-A-Thon 2017
This year we will hold the Bowl-A-Thon at the Bowlamor Lanes in the Tustin District. This event will support aptops for our upcoming AISS cohort, Class of 2021, to be announced next spring of 2019 ($600/per scholar, $16,000 total). It costs $7,000 a year to support each scholar in the program, and our mission at AISS includes the provision of tutoring, materials, supplies, and resources they need to succeed, including laptops. As STEM students, they require high functioning laptops that will enable them to practice their coding, mathematical and scientific calculations, and engineering skills to expand their horizons.
AISS Scholars, alumni, volunteers, and supporters will be forming teams to compete in the second-annual AISS Bowl-A-Thon, that will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Bowlmor Orange County in Tustin, California. Our goal is to fund the purchase of laptops for all our scholars, $16,000. Each team's goal is to raise $1,000.
Two hours of bowling, beverages, and light appetizers will be available… along with a 50/50 opportunity drawing to benefit the Veterans Legal Institute!
Sign-up as an event sponsor: Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $250 , and include lots of great benefits!
Bowlers: Sign up a team, or sign-up individually and collect pledges from friends and family online or in person.
Supporter: Give to your favorite bowlers and help raise funds for AISS.
To make sure our scholars have these laptops, and can pursue their dream careers, you can join a Bowl-A-Thon Team, create your own, or support one of our teams! Donations are tax deductible.
We would like to have 10 teams of 6 bowlers. Each team will have a $1,000 fundraising goal. Teams are encouraged to raise funds by midnight Friday, November 9th. The teams will be made up of AISS Scholars, Volunteers, Supporters, Alumni, and Board Members.
Each team will need a Team Captain to build their team and support the set fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include holding periodic calls with your team to check in on fundraising efforts/sharing best practices and reporting updates to the Events Committee contact.
All Team Captains can recruit bowlers from their personal/professional networks and participate in fundraising campaigns through social media, email blasts and phone calls.
Shoes and limited appetizers and beverages will be provided for each team. Teams are welcome to purchase their own additional refreshments.
Each team will be assigned up to 3 scholars. Contact Debbie Wells for any questions.
If there is excess interest in bowler/fundraising team participation, additional lanes can be added at $100 per lane, and each additional team will still have a $1,000 fundraising goal.
Sponsorships - Yes, We Need Sponsors!
RED Sponsorship $2,000 (Registration for 6 Bowlers)
WHITE, BLUE, AND STAR Sponsorship Packages, plus:
Display Company promotional items, such as a banner
Logo on cover of AISS Bowl-A-Thon Event Program Book
Two (2) Seats at AISS Bridging the Gap Fundraiser (June 7th, 2018)
Ten (10) 50/50 Opportunity Drawing tickets to support Veterans Legal Institute
1 year OCHCC (Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) complimentary membership
WHITE Sponsorship $1,000 (Registration for 3 Bowlers)
BLUE and STAR Sponsorship Packages, Plus:
Logo placement on AISS Bowl-A-Thon printed promotional materials
Company name on AISS website as a sponsor
Three (3) social media posts on AISS social media platforms
Five (5) 50/50 Opportunity Drawing tickets to support Veterans Legal Institute
BLUE Sponsorship $500 (Registration for 2 Bowlers)
STAR Sponsorship Package
Logo placement on AISS Bowl-A-Thon electronic promotional materials
Press release announcing company or individual as a new sponsor
Complimentary Invitation for two to AISS Alumni Holiday Luncheon in Dec 2017
STAR Sponsorship $250 (Registration for 1 Bowler)
Opportunity to provide promotional materials to participants
Recognition on www.aissfoundation.com, facebook and Instagram: AISS-foundation
Picture at event with student scholars
Prizes awarded to:
Largest Team Donation
The 50/50 Opportunity Drawing at the event will benefit Veterans Legal Institute in Santa Ana, which provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency.
$3 = 1 ticket
$5 = 2 tickets
$10 = 5 tickets
$20 = 15 tickets
$50 = 30 tickets
Thank You For Your Participation In This Worthwhile Event!
AISS Annual Bowl-A-Thon
November 10, 2018
Help Us Raise Funds For Laptops!
Executive Director (3rd from Rt) Staff and Alumni Karla Ramirez '09, Nada Soeun '07 and Lisette Martinez '13
Founder Paul Riordan and Chairman of the Board Taylor Thompson