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It doesn’t matter if someone bowls a perfect 300 or 20 gutter balls in a row, pets and their people will get to stay together because of the games.

The Pet Project is holding its annual Bowl-A-Thon this Saturday, Aug. 14, at Manor Lanes, 1517 NE 26th Street in Wilton Manors.

The Pet Project is a local initiative that works to keep people and their pets together when times get tough. When faced with health or financial crises people often feel they can’t take care of their animal companions, leading to thousands of pet surrenders every year. Pet Project raises money to get them through tough times. Saturday’s event goes a long way towards making that happen. “The Bowl-A-Thon is one of our largest annual events,” Pet Project Executive Director Sue Martino says. “Teams compete for trophies and bragging rights. It’s loads of fun.”

The goal is to raise $20,000 and bowlers are well on their way to meeting that goal. As of this writing, the top team has already raised more than $2,500 and the top individual is at $1,400. Every $200 raised earns a raffle ticket for a 65” Smart TV. Entry fee for the Bowl-A-Thon is $50, but people can also make individual donations that so far range from $20 to $100.

Once the scores are totaled and shoes changed everyone heads over to The Pub for the after-party.

For more information on The Pet Project’s work and the Bowl-A-Thon, go to their website:

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