Dover Children's Home

10th Annual Dover Children's Home Bowl-a-thon

Sunday, February 18, 2018
(4 Sessions: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm)

Dover Bowl,  Dover, NH

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Four 90-minute sessions to choose from:
– 10am to 11:30am
– 12pm to 1:30pm
– 2pm to 3:30pm
– 4pm to 5:30pm

Dover Bowl 887 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820

Get your “bowl on” with friends and family while helping us raise critical funds to support programming for the at-risk children we serve!! This year, we have (4) 90-minute sessions to choose from, starting at 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm.

CLICK HERE to download the EVENT FLYER.


You can Create a Team or Sign Up as a Bowler to join an established team, or we can put you on a team in need of bowlers. We’re looking for families, businesses, and friends of all ages to form 4-person bowling teams. Get creative with team names and costumes!!


Once you’ve registered, start collecting pledges! We ask that each bowler set a personal goal to raise $100 in pledges (or $400 total per team). However, there is no minimum required since every dollar helps so much!! Tax-deductible pledges can be made on the Make a Pledge page of this website via Pay Pal or by cash or checks made out to “Dover Children’s Home”.

CLICK HERE to download the PLEDGE SHEET.

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Prizes will be awarded, each session, for the following:

  • Most money raised by a team of four
  • Highest bowling score by a youth team of four (15 and younger)
  • Highest bowling score by an adult team of four (16 and older)
  • Most creative team costumes or theme-wear

Thanks to generous underwriting by Summit Land Development, bowling shoes and lane fees will be provided free of charge for all participants. The individual members of each four-person team that raises a combined total of $800 or more will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing of (5) 1-day Great Wolf Lodge water park passes in Fitchburg, MA.

For more information, visit the Event Calendar page on the DCH website.

Dover Children's Home

Special Thanks to Our Event Underwriters

Summit Land Development
Z107 Seacoast
95.3 The Bull

Event Status

Last Bowlathon Raised: $30,100.00
$40,000.00 Goal / Current donations $9,645.00

To donate on behalf of a team or bowler, please click on a name below

American Legion Post 8

$0.00 in donations

Friends of Dick Downey

$0.00 in donations

Knights of Columbus

$0.00 in donations

Martineau Electric

$400.00 in donations


$0.00 in donations

About Our Organization

Dover Children's Home

Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.

Dover Children’s Home was organized to ease the plight of children and families who suffered due to the recessions of the 1890s and has continued to serve the needs of under-privileged children for more than 120 years. During the depression of the 1920s, more than 60 children resided in the Home. In 1939, the state of New Hampshire requested that the Home limit it number of children to 50. This number was subsequently cut to 45 after World War II. Over the years, the Home transformed further to providing intermediate-level residential care, case management, and therapeutic services to vulnerable youth.

Dover Children’s Home is a non-profit, intermediate-level residential treatment program designed to provide a wide array of community-based services for boys and girls who have been abused or neglected or who have committed delinquent acts.

Dover Children's Home