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Louisiana's Second Bowl-A-Palooza Event Brings Awareness to Foster Care

Left to Right: Boys Town Louisiana Board Members Barbara Waiters, Cliff Buller and Anne Doussan.

​​Boys Town Louisiana laced-up their bowling shoes and had some fun in honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month at their Second Annual Bowl-A-Palooza event on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The event was held at New Orleans’ Rock ‘n’ Bowl and treated guests to a fun afternoon of bowling, food and musical entertainment from Tank and the Banagas and DJ Raj Smoove. Hosted by New Orleans’ own MC Wild Wayne, Boys Town brought awareness to their many programs helping at-risk youth in the area.

In addition to bowling, the event also featured a silent auction and door prizes. “Our second annual Bowl-a-Palooza event was a smashing success,” said Darrell Johnson, Boys Town Louisiana Development Director. “We ‘knocked down pins’, to raise funds for at-risk youth and their families, plenty of delicious foods, amazing musical entertainment and silent auction items were on-hand for all to enjoy.”

More than 150 people came out to join the fun, raising more than $20,000. Funds will go towards supporting Boys Town Louisiana’s Family Home Program, as well as to support young people who are aging-out of the foster care system and not yet equipped with the life skills to live independently.

“A big thanks to the Bowl-A-Palooza committee members, Boys Town Louisiana Board Members, Whole Foods, and the House of Blues, for making this event a great success,” said Johnson. “We look forward with continuing on with this event for years to come.”