Johnny B's Candlelight Bowl

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March 2015

Dear Current and Future Friends of Children with Cancer:

Itís that time of year again to prepare for Johnny Bís 21st Annual Scotch Doubles Candlelight Bowling Party!  The 2015ís date is Friday, May 8th at Beverly Lanes in Arlington Heights (click here for flyer).  As in the past all of the proceeds are being donated to the Brian Delanty Foundation. (click here for more information).  Most of the money raised is generated through our raffles and 99% of our prizes are donated.  All donations are tax deductible under section 501 (c ) (3) of the Code for foundations.

This year I am trying to match last yearís donation of  $10,500 to the BDF.  To accomplish this goal, I will be selling special raffle tickets prior to and during the bowling party.  These tickets can be sold to anyone - friends, family, and co-workers, because the winner need not be present to win.  This raffle will be for our BIG prizes.  Last year our BIG prizes included a Gas Grill, Cub and Sox baseball game tickets, rounds of golf, and well filled liquor baskets.  This raffle costs $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00.  At the Candlelight I will have our usual dollar raffle for dinners, services, sportswear, collectibles, etc.  I hope you will open your heart and support our efforts for this very worthy cause with a donation I can use in one of our two raffles. 

        Again this year I am looking for Alley Sponsors.  The cost is $300 per alley or a pair for $500.  This is a special way for businesses that want to be part of the fundraiser, but do not have a product or service to donate to be actively involved.  All alleys that are sponsored will have a large professionally made banner announcing the Sponsorís Name.  We are hoping that this added revenue will help keep us over the $10,000 mark this year and every year!     

        For more information on the Candlelight, Alley Sponsorship, or the raffles contact me, Johnny Burke, at home: 847-991-0861 (be sure to leave your phone number and area code) or call my cell phone after 3:00 p.m. at 847-274-7591 (or click here).   Together we can make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families.


Johnny Burke

2177 Queensburg Lane
Palatine, IL 60074

P.S.  If you are donating a gift certificate, please date it six months to one year after the date of the Candlelight.  Thank-you. 

Click here for a letter sent from Sarah Karela of the University of Chicago where one of the Brian Delanty Funds for Families is established. Neither Johnny nor any of us at the BDI could explain better the difference your contributions make in the lives of people going thru an extremely difficult time in their lives.