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Erie VA Medical Center


Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament

January 24, 2017

 UE Local 506 Sports Committee partners with the Erie VA in support of the Veterans Justice Program

1/24/2017 (Erie, PA) – Local bowling enthusiasts are teaming up to raise funds for the Erie VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) Veterans Justice Program during the annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament. 

What: The 15th Annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament will raise funds for Erie VAMC’s Veterans Justice Program.  This event is sponsored by the UE Local 506 Sports Committee on an annual basis.  Last year, this event raised $20,000 for the National Games & Homeless Funds. This year, funds for the Veterans Justice Program will go to purchase supportive recovery materials and motivational items that promote embracing a sober and emotionally strong lifestyle.  The Veterans Justice Program supports Veterans from all war eras that have lost their way.  These Veterans are often homeless and hopeless, having turned to drugs or alcohol to mask their hurt.  With programs like Veterans Treatment Court, Jail Outreach and Law Enforcement training, the Veterans Justice Program advocates for non-violent Veterans to get a second chance to find the honor again under which they served. 

When: Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in will start at noon.

Where: Eastway Lanes on Buffalo Road 

Who: This event is open to the public and is limited to the first 200 paid entries.  Lanes fill up quickly so register early to ensure your spot.     

Cost: The entry fee is $15 per person; five people to a lane.

Register: Click here to download the application formMail the application form to UE Local 506; 3923 Main Street; Erie, PA 16511 or drop it off to the Union Hall at the address listed above any weekday from 8am-4pm.  Make your entry fee check payable to:  UE 506 Sports Committee.  For questions, call Matt McCracken at 814-440-0218 or Dave Chadwell at 814-881-7300.
If you would like to donate for this fundraising event, please make checks payable to:  Erie VAMC and mail to VAMC Voluntary Office; 135 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504. 

*Members of the media are invited to attend this fundraising event.  Staff will be available for on-site interviews.