Dover Children's Home

13th Annual Dover Children's Home Bowl-a-thon

Sunday, April 18, 2021
(4 Sessions: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm)
at Dover Bowl, Dover, NH
and Virtually via Zoom!


Sunday, April 18, 2021
Eight sessions to choose from – four in-person sessions and four virtual sessions (90 minutes per session):

In-person sessions at Dover Bowl:
In-Person Session 1 – 10am to 11:30am
In-Person Session 2 – 12pm to 1:30pmFULL
In-Person Session 3 – 2pm to 3:30pm
In-Person Session 4 – 4pm to 5:30pm

Virtual sessions via Zoom:
Virtual Session 1 – 10am to 11:30am
Virtual Session 2 – 12pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Session 3 – 2pm to 3:30pm
Virtual Session 4 – 4pm to 5:30pm

CLICK HERE to download the EVENT FLYER


In-person Sessions at:
Dover Bowl 887 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820

Virtual Sessions:

Via Zoom – We will be livestreaming each session via Zoom to tune in/participate virtually!
More info and links to follow…

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.


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. 


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

  • Most money raised by a team of four
  • Highest bowling score by a team of four
  • Most creative team costumes or theme-wear

Virtual participants can join in the fun too!

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.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

  • All bowling balls and shows will be sanitized throughout the day
  • 50% capacity – 10 feet between each team for social distancing
  • Virtual teams are optional – every other lane!
  • Masks are mandatory unless sitting in lane assignment
  • Hand sanitizer throughout bowling alley and at each lane

Special Thanks to:

Our Event Underwriter

Summit Land Development

Our Media Sponsor

TownSquare Media Northern New England

Event Status

Last Bowlathon Raised: $28,046.00
$20,000.00 Goal / Current donations $22,347.00

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

I Got Bridged

$150.00 in donations

Townsquare Media

$0.00 in donations

*Townsquare Media

$0.00 in donations

American Legion Post 8

$1,200.00 in donations

DCH Team

$0.00 in donations

Townsquare Media*

$0.00 in donations

**Townsquare Media

$0.00 in donations


$0.00 in donations

Summit Land Development

About Our Organization

Dover Children's Home

At Dover Children’s Home, we provide tools and support for youth to heal from emotional trauma through community-based treatment programs that foster relationships and enable youth to create hope for the future..

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.

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