Christian Opportunity Center (COC) will host Spare Some Time for COC, a bowling FUN-raiser and silent auction, on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Statesmen Lanes and Event Center from 2–4 pm. Doors will open at 1:30 pm for the silent auction. 

COC hopes this event will encourage positive social interactions between people with disabilities and community members. Social interactions for people with disabilities can be limited due to a lack of opportunities to meet others outside of their family, work, or church life.  Spare Some Time for COC is an opportunity to create and foster new friendships and to focus on all the people with disabilities have to offer. 

“There is so much research on the benefits for people with disabilities to have positive friendships, including a longer lifespan. But it is what people with disabilities can give back to the community that is so amazing to me. Each individual we support has so many gifts to give back. I want everyone to have the opportunity to see all they have to offer. These relationships can change lives for the better.” Said Amy Zuck, COC Public Information Director.  

This year we will be adding to the FUN by including a few new ways you can participate in Spare Some Time! We invite the community to join in weekly challenges leading up to Spare Some Time. Weekly challenges and prizes will be posted on the COC Facebook page, beginning March 14th.

Community members are encouraged to come out and bowl with COC on Sunday, April 10. Individual bowling tickets are $20 per person, and this price includes bowling, shoes, and an event t-shirt. The T-shirt guarantee is March 29. A team/family rate of $70 is available for groups of four. Tickets for Spare Some Time can be purchased online at

If you aren’t able to bowl but would still like to support COC, event t-shirts are available to purchase at

All proceeds of this event will support the programs and services COC provides to people with disabilities in Mahaska County.