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Sibling rivalry continues at Youth for Christ fundraising bowl-a-thon March 3

Sisters Ellen Esseltine, left, and Suzanne Stoop will be squaring off once again in their Sisters Challenge to see who can raise the most money in sponsorships for the annual YFC bowl-a-thon fundraiser on March 3 at the Ingersoll Lanes. YFC director Joe Carney, Campus Life director Scott Murray and ministry staff  Deborah Ball were on hand at the bowling lanes recently to see if they could pick the winner in advance of the big event.

Sisters Ellen Esseltine, left, and Suzanne Stoop will be squaring off once again in their Sisters Challenge to see who can raise the most money in sponsorships for the annual YFC bowl-a-thon fundraiser on March 3 at the Ingersoll Lanes. YFC director Joe Carney, Campus Life director Scott Murray and ministry staff Deborah Ball were on hand at the bowling lanes recently to see if they could pick the winner in advance of the big event.

It will be another battle of the sisters when Ingersoll’s Youth for Christ hosts its annual fundraising bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 3 at the Ingersoll Bowling Lanes.

Three years ago, sisters Ellen Esseltine and Suzanne Stoop went head-to-head in a drive to see who could raise the most money in sponsorships. Stoop won that battle and now they are going for a 2018 rematch.

Sisters Patricia and Shona Paterson will be engaging in their own bit of sibling rivalry this year as they too try to help the YFC meet its $10,000 fundraising goal and have some fun bowling in the process.

YFC is endeavoring to fill all eight lanes with fundraising bowlers. Teams or individuals are welcome to join in the fun event, scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Organizers hope to realize $1,200 per lane of six bowlers ($200 per bowler.)

Last year’s event raised over $9,000 but Joe Carney, YFC director, is hoping that with just a little more effort they can top the $10,000 mark this year. All proceeds from the event will support the program costs involved in reaching the youth in the community.

Ingersoll Youth for Christ has been serving the youth and families of Ingersoll and area for more than 30 years. Forced to vacate its facilities at the former Carnegie building in Ingersoll in late 2014 due to structural issues in the building, YFC is still searching for a permanent location for all of its programs. Its current ministries include one-to-one mentoring of children and the Saturday morning breakfast club operating for now at the Fusion Centre. YFC has also offered a weekly supper club for support and mentoring of youth. Staff include director Joe Carney, Campus Life director Scott Murray and ministry staff Deborah Ball.

To support the bowlathon, contact Carney at 519-485-3016, or via email at joe.c@yfcingersoll.com. He noted space is limited and encouraged bowlers to register soon.