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11th annual Bowl-a-thon for the Washington County Dive Team is Saturday, March 2, 2024

Washington Co., WI – The 11th annual Bowl-a-thon for the Washington County Dive Team is Saturday, March 2, 2024.

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It’s that time of year when we start our campaign again for donations and bowlers for this year’s Bowl-A-Thon. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at King Pin Lanes in West Bend. We’re hoping that you and your businesses are doing well.  You have been great supporters in the past and we are hoping that this year is no different.  I have enclosed forms for your convenience.  You can mail them back to me or call me for pick-up.  Without the help from the businesses in our county, the dive team would not be what it is today.  Please help us save lives.  Thank you so very much for your consideration!

Sharon Mann

Washington County Dive Rescue Team

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The event is held to help raise money for the local dive team which was created in January 2003 following the death of Michael Mann. The 21-year-old from the Town of Trenton died following a snowmobile accident on Big Cedar Lake. Local law enforcement waited four hours, during that time, for a dive team to arrive from neighboring Waukesha County.

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Sharon Mann, Michael’s mother, said the fundraiser has been in place for 21 years and she never thought it would grow to this level of success.  “People want to bowl and donate,” she said. “The businesses in Washington County realize how important the dive team is today.”

Mann said, although the event is a lot of work, she has fun doing it because “I know what it’s all about.”

“People are so generous,” Mann said. “That first year we raised a little over $100,000 and I’m thinking, now after 20 years, we’ve raised $300,000 for the dive team.

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According to the Washington County Sheriff’s website, “The Washington County Dive Team is a multijurisdictional team comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Kewaskum, Richfield, Slinger and West Bend Fire Departments. Few people operate under as potentially dangerous an environment than do members of the dive team. Whether it is responding to a drowning victim or searching for evidence of a crime, team members suit up without hesitation to respond to the needs of the community on the county’s waterways.

To date, the Washington County Dive Team has participated in operations on Cedar Lake, Pike Lake, Friess Lake and the Milwaukee River in Washington County as well as responded
to calls for mutual aid on Lake Bernice and Long Lake in Fond du Lac County.”

$40 PER PERSON – INCLUDES: 3 GAMES OF BOWLING (9-PIN TAP), SHOES, AND A MEAL AFTER BOWLING at King Pin Lanes in West Bend, WI.

REGISTRATION: 10:45 A.M.

BOWLING: 12:00 NOON

TROPHIES GIVEN FOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S HIGH GAME, HIGH SERIES, AND CASH FOR A 300 GAME

Theme this year is Totally 80’s

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE DIVE RESCUE TEAM “Michael’s Angels”

For more information contact Sharon at [email protected]

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