Christian Opportunity Center (COC) will host Spare Some Time for COC, a bowling fundraiser and silent auction, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Statesmen Lanes and Event Center from 2–4 pm. Doors will open at 1 pm for the silent auction.
COC hopes this event will encourage positive social interactions between people with disabilities and members of the community. 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 the gifts and talents of people with disabilities in our community.
“There is so much research on the benefits for people with disabilities to have positive friendships, including a longer lifespan. It’s what people with disabilities can give back to their community that amazes me. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience all their gifts and talents. These relationships can change lives for the better.” said Amy Zuck, COC Public Information Director.
Community members are encouraged to come out and bowl with COC on March 8. Bowling tickets are $20 per person. This price includes bowling, shoes, and event t-shirt. The t-shirt guarantee is February 23. A family rate of $60 is available for families of four. RSVP by calling 641-673-9480 or tickets can be purchased online at https://one.bidpal.net/sparesometimeforcoc/welcome. All proceeds of this event are used to support the programs and services COC provides to people with disabilities in the Oskaloosa region.