Dover Children's Home

We Grow Dreams 2023 Bowl-a-thon

Sunday, February 26, 2023
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Parkside Lanes, Aurora, IL

Come join us for our 16th 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 26, 2023

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:

  • WGD Working Team Member (past & 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.


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

Prizes are:

  • $500 Gift Card for Southwest Airllines
  • Toshiba C350 Series 55″ 4K TV
  • Beautiful Custom-Made Birdhouse
  • Electronics All Day! Includes the following three items:
    • Amazon Fire HD8 with Alexa Tablet
    • Fitbbit Charge 4
    • Sennheiser HD 350BT 5.0 Wireless Headphone

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

CLICK HERE to download full details about each prize.

We Grow Dreams Bowl-a-thon Raffle Prizes

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

Event Status

This event is currently private

Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting Sponsor

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

Lane Sponsor

Includes Benefits Listed Below:
  • Special signage on the lane
  • Program
  • Social media
  • (no bowlers included)

Bowler Sponsor

Includes Benefits Listed Below:
  • Recognition signage and program

General Donors

Donation of any amount or item 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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