Bowling event to bring together youth, men and women in uniform

November 16, 2016 | Events, UToday



With all the tension going on between police and civilians, George W. Hayes Jr. believes some people have forgotten how to trust.

With the intent to bridge the trust level between young people in the Toledo area and the surrounding area with men and women in uniform, the UT electrician journeyman 2 and Toledo Bowling Senate junior coordinator organized the Build-A-Trust-Bowl-A-Thon.

bowling redux 2016The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Toledo Sports Center, 1516 Starr Ave. Police, firefighters, military, kids, students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Hayes said his hope is to make Toledo a better place, even if it’s one event at a time. He has been involved in a youth bowling league for the past 32 years and has witnessed firsthand the issues affecting today’s youth.

“People need to be able to tell someone when something bad happens; it helps us all in the long run. Trust is a must; not all folks in uniform are bad people, and the same goes for the individuals not in uniform,” Hayes said.

The cost to bowl three games is $5 per person. Kids 17 and younger bowl for free courtesy of Jon Harris of McDonald’s; Harris is helping sponsor the event.

There will be music and door prizes during the bowl-a-thon.

For more information, contact Hayes at george.hayes@utoledo.edu.