On Thursday evenings in July, the Victoria Lawn Bowling Club is an exciting place to be. Both greens are filled with enthusiastic, fun-loving young people bowling in Lawn Summer Nights’ annual fundraiser for cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease which affects children and young adults.
Lawn Summer Nights first lawn bowling fundraiser took place in 2009, inspired by Eva Markvoort.
See: Lawn Summer Nights.
Teams of four or more compete, socialize and cheer on their fellow bowlers. Music and laughter fill the air. The evening is rounded off with plates loaded with catered dinner and ample libations.
VLBC is pleased to contribute to this event by offering a double-green venue, equipment and club bowls for a reduced fee. In addition, many members have proffered their own bowls for use by players over the 4 weeks. A cohort of members has also volunteered time and expertise to assist and provide bowling tips to new players. From a lawn bowling club’s perspective, it is heartwarming to have the opportunity to introduce so many young people to the joys of a sport that is often dismissed as being for retired old codgers. We look forward to seeing many of them back on the greens in coming years.
Victoria is only one of 19 locations across Canada where young people are lawn bowling for a cure in 2018. Since the event’s inception, Lawn Summer Nights has raised over $2.7 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
THANK YOU ORGANIZERS AND PARTICIPANTS PUTTING ON THIS TRULY INSPIRING EVENT.