JIB Lanes Brings Bowling to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

Bowlers Bring on the Competition in Support of St. Mary’s Kids

2 strikes down, 1 more to go, and you got yourself a turkey!

The competition was soaring, the stakes were rising, and the bowlers were getting anxious.

The kids of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children were treated to an afternoon of bowling at the Bayside hospital, courtesy of JIB Lanes.

Spreading a little joy to the children of St. Mary’s, members, supporters, and volunteers of the Flushing bowling alley brought along two portable bowling lanes to the Bayside hospital and cheered and clapped loudly as they watched St. Mary’s kids knock down pin after pin, egging on their friends to challenge them.

The children of St. Mary’s are no strangers to the world of bowling. They’ve been brushing up on thier skills with a little help from JIB bowlers.

Just recently, St. Mary’s kids joined bowlers at JIB Lanes for an evening of fun and games at “Friday Night Bash,” a night dedicated to raising funds for the vital programs and services serving the needs of the 4,000 children with special needs St. Mary’s treats throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

The children truly enjoyed themselves at the bowling alley and bowlers felt priviledged to have had the opportunity to hang out with some of New York’s most extraordinary kids. To help St. Mary’s kids relive their evening of laughter and excitement, and in an effort to bring both worlds back together again, bowlers thought they would surprise patients by brining the bowling entertainment to them. St. Mary’s kids were overjoyed as the act of generosity touched thier hearts.

But the surprises weren’t over. A special guest arrived making his entrance with the melodious sounds of his guitar echoing throughout the hospital. As St. Mary’s kids bowled, they danced and sang along to some of their favorite songs; and they bowled and bowled some more! It was truly a memorable day for all.

As part of the JIB LANES CARES Program, bowlers from the Flushing bowling alley have been supporting St. Mary’s kids by hosting “Friday Night Bashes,” to help raise funds and awareness for New York area’s most seriously ill and injured children battling complex medical and life-limiting conditions. In collaboration with bowlers from around the area, JIB Lanes has already raised over $2,000 in support of St. Mary’s kids, and are continuing in their efforts.

You can support the Friday Bash for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children by lacing up your bowling shoes and joining bowlers every Friday from 7 – 9pm. For 3 games of specialty bowling, (No Tap and 3-6-9)food, soda, 50/50, and raffles, just $10 per person!