Dover Children's Home

We Grow Dreams Bowl-a-thon 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Parkside Lanes, Aurora, IL

Come join us for our 15th Annual Bowl-a-thon!

This is our major fundraising event that supports the WGD job training program for individuals with disabilities. Come and help us change people’s lives!

Bowling! Grand Raffle! Silent Auction! Raffle! Food! Fun! And more!

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Registration: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Bowling: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Parkside Lanes
34W185 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 898-5678

Bowler Registration Fee:

  • Team Member (past and present) Rate: $30
  • General Bowler: $40

All bowlers receive t-shirt, bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop! All bowlers are encouraged to help raise additional funds to support this event.

But you don’t have to bowl to attend – everyone is welcome!

Grand Raffle, Raffle and Silent Auction items include 2 Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, Dining Certificates, Gift Baskets and so much more!


Grand Raffle Tickets Available for Sale!  Tickets $10 each or six for $50.  You choose the prize you would like to win.
Prizes are:

  • 4 One-Way tickets (can be combined into 2 roundtrip tickets) on Southwest Airlines – anywhere in the continental United States or Puerto Rico
  • TLC 43″ 4K TV
  • Apple iPad 10.2″ New Generation
  • Nintendo Switch Gaming System with Mario Kart Deluxe 8 game

Go to the DONATE PAGE for instructions on purchasing and selecting your prize(s).

We Grow Dreams Bowl-a-thon Raffle Prizes

CLICK HERE to download full details about each prize.

Event Status

Last Bowlathon Raised: $34,000.00
$45,000.00 Goal / Current donations $16,286.00

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

The Riordan Family

Mark DiIorio - In Memory of Robin - The Green End Goes Up

Southwest Airlines

Phil and Geraldine Urbanek

Colin and Jerri Haase

Dollar & Sense Bookkeeping

Linda Yoakum

Bowana Foundation

Naperville Noon Lions Foundation

Hollywood Casino Aurora

The Jarmusz Family

Tom Wilson

Bob and Sophie Horak

Angela and Bernie Allen

Mark Schmitt

LaVerne Budilovsky

Leo Jarmusz

Jane Bolger

Walter Grom

Tony Gibbons

Robert and Mary Ellen Fieseler

Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting Sponsor

Includes Benefits Listed Below:
  • Two bowlers
  • Special signage
  • Treats for the two bowlers

Lane Sponsor

Includes Benefits Listed Below:
  • Special signage on the lanes

Bowler Sponsor

Includes Benefits Listed Below:
  • Recognition signage and program

General Donor

Donation of any amount. Includes recognition signage and program.

About We Grow Dreams, Inc.

A dream in the minds of a small group of parents and the determination to make the dream a reality is behind the We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center in West Chicago, IL. We Grow Dreams, Inc., founded in December 2004, is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.

This dream is being realized by providing job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The founders recognized the lack of employment opportunities for people with disabilities and came together to creatively address this need. A greenhouse was identified as a labor-intensive business, something necessary for a dynamic job vocational training ground. Individuals with disabilities were envisioned working with volunteers and greenhouse employees, learning the business and developing a variety of work skills. This vision became the support model for the venture.

The individuals with disabilities that receive vocational training are referred to as Team Members at the greenhouse. Since its inception, over 120 Team Members and their families have participated in the program, along with many, many volunteers all from Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane and Will counties. The program has been extremely well received in the community and has an active volunteer group of Master Gardeners who help with the training and education of team members on a weekly basis.

We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center is a year-round business supplying a wide variety of premium quality plants and gardening accessories.

Our Mission

To provide people with disabilities the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives and to train and work in a supportive, safe and caring environment while producing and providing products and services to the community.

To learn more visit our website

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