Help Strike Out Cancer!

All-Time Total Donation: $31,064

 

Cancerfreekids.org is the official charity of Kingpin’s Alley.  KPA owners, Doug and Alison Bohannon chose this wonderful organization in 2013 shortly before they took ownership of the bowling center.  Cancer Free Kids raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

In May of 2012, a sweet young girl named Kirsten Olander was diagnosed with lymphoma. Kirsten was a dear, family friend of the Bohannon’s and when she passed away on June 12, 2013, Doug & Alison looked for a way to honor her memory.

Sam Flannery and his wife are the founders of Cancer Free Kids and Sam is an associate of Alison’s through her work in the paper industry. It only made sense that this was the route to go.

Kingpin’s Alley is known for its big scores. 300 games and 800 series are quite common. The Bohannon’s decided to use this as a basis for its annual donation to Cancer Free Kids. Beginning with the 2013-14 season, Kingpin’s Alley has donated $25 for every 300 game and 800 series thrown in their establishment.

2013-14: $3000

2014-15: $3300

2015-16: $4000

2016-17: $2500

2017-18: $2675

2018-19: $2900

2019-20: $1850

2020-21: $3000

2021-22: $2975

2022-23:  $3025

 

Our annual donation will be made in December and we thank all of our bowlers for helping us fight childhood cancer.

In April 2023, the Cancer Free Kids foundation created the Kingpin’s Alley Research Grant in honor of Alison and Doug Bohannon. This grant was created to honor the Bohannons and KPA for their years of support.

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This program is up and running again this season and so far our bowlers have helped raise:

Current Total:  $2625.00

But that’s not the only way to contribute.  We take donations all the time with a donation box located at our customer service desk. Be sure to visit www.cancerfreekids.org for more information.