Charity bowling fundraiser is March 2


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The 2nd Annual Bowling for a Purpose in Memory of Shannon Rodgers, hosted by Breast Friends Forever of Champaign County, will be held at Southwest Bowling Center, 826 Scioto Street, Urbana on March 2 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m.

To register, contact the organization at (937) 408-2288 or [email protected].

The event is dedicated to one of our Champaign County “Forever Friends” Shannon Rodgers, who passed away in March of 2023 from breast cancer. Shannon became a member of BFF of CC after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was a strong lady, an avid bowler, and a great supporter of Champaign County. She passed away right before our first Bowling for a Purpose. This year and many more to come we will make this a memorial to Shannon due to her love for this community, bowling, friends and family. God bless her and her wonderful family. All proceeds will be for Breast Friends Forever of Champaign County to further our mission and goals for 2024.

After an overwhelming response to this year’s “Bowling for a Purpose” event, we have added an extra time frame to bowl and support our organization. The evening session is at full capacity. The new session will be from 1-3:30 p.m. with check-in at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $55/team (cash or check); $60/team using credit card. The Paypal link to pay by credit card is:

We want to thank our lane sponsors for the day. They are Affinity Hospice, Betty Rodgers, Chasity & Tyion West, Beyond the Fence Cattle Co., Champaign County Pilot Association, Dagger Seed Service, Dave Kehl Chevrolet (2 lanes), Debbie Gomez (in honor of AuroraMMG Hopkins), Dr. Louis & Melissa Levan, Eagle Breed Brotherhood M.C., Eileen Rodgers-Babineau & Family, Evans Family, Evco Structures, The First Central National Bank, Funderburgh Ag Service, Grand Rental, Johnson Family, K Family Catering, Lantz Sales Co., Lensman Showpigs, London Dental Care, Maurice Farms, Mercy Health-Urbana, Mercy Health-Springfield Regional Cancer Center, Noble Armor Coatings, Nott Showpigs, NTC Metal Works LLC, OT Farms LLC, Poland’s Tile & Carpet Inc., Pullins Drainage & Excavating, Ripley Family Farms, River of Life Christian Center (2 lanes), Rob’s Trucking Service (2 lanes), Safetyside Corporation, TC Warriors, Tim Cassady, Twin R Quality Meats, Underwood Farms, Woodside Vet Hospital, and Your Hometown Tech, LLC.

We also have several great auction items that will be auctioned off that evening. We have an OSU stadium seat; a Thomas Minutolo Photo on Canvas; two fruit pies made by Betty Rodgers, mother of Shannon Rodgers; a day at Grimes Airport, and two meat packages. You can check these out on our website at

Info from Breast Friends Forever of Champaign County

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