Dover Children's Home

15th Annual Dover Children's Home Bowl-a-thon

Sunday, April 2, 2023
(4 Sessions: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm)
at Bowl-o-Rama, Portsmouth, NH


Get your “bowl on” with friends and family while helping us raise funds for the children we serve!! Our event is now at Bowl-o-Rama and is candlepin only this year.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

This year, we have four 90-minute sessions to choose from:

Session 1 – 10am to 11:30am
Session 2 – 12pm to 1:30pm
Session 3 – 2pm to 3:30pm
Session 4 – 4pm to 5:30pm




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 teams of 4-6 bowlers. 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-$600 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
  • Highest bowling score by a team
  • Most creative team costumes or theme-wear
  • A GRAND PRIZE will be awarded to the individual bowler who raised the most money during the day!

Thanks to generous underwriting by Summit Land Development, bowling shoes and lane fees will be provided free of charge for all participants. The individual bowler who raises the most money from each of the 4 sessions will win a grand prize!

Special Thanks to:

Our Event Underwriter

Summit Land Development

Our Media Sponsor

TownSquare Media Northern New England

Event Status

Last Bowlathon Raised: $31,843.00
$35,000.00 Goal / Current donations $41,975.00

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

Altrusa Angels - Team 1

$500.00 in donations

Altrusa Angels - Team 2

$0.00 in donations

WOKQ and The Shark

$0.00 in donations

Team Novak

$500.00 in donations

WOKQ and The Shark*

$0.00 in donations

Team DCH

$0.00 in donations

WOKQ and The Shark **

$0.00 in donations

*WOKQ and The Shark

$0.00 in donations

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 130 years. During the depression of the 1920s, more than 60 children resided in the Home. 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 youth between the ages of 10-20 who have been abused, neglected, or who are involved in juvenile probation. The Home itself is a level 2 program and can house up to twelve youth, and the Independent Living housing on-site is a level 1 program and can house up to four youth.

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