Southern Eye Bank To Host ‘Strikes For Sight Blindfold-Bowling’ Fundraiser
NEW ORLEANS – Southern Eye Bank will be hosting the Strikes for Sight Blindfold-Bowling Night on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Rock n’ Bowl, 3016 S Carrollton Ave., from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This family-friendly event is meant to draw attention to the challenges of corneal blindness and help promote Southern Eye Bank’s mission of providing ocular tissue to those in need. All proceeds for this event will go towards Southern Eye Bank’s community education and eye-donor awareness programs.
Participants will battle it out in the bowling lanes with a bit of a twist – they will be blindfolded. This is an important way for people to understand the challenges those with blindness face.
Individual patrons can participate for a fee of $38, while a team of up to six people can register for $210.
The fee will provide participants with bowling shoes, lane and ball rental, band cover charge, and food, soda, wine, and beer.
Live entertainment will feature Lil Nathan beginning at 8:30 p.m.
“Our goal is to host a fun and unique event for the community that will bring attention to restoring sight,” said Joy Marie Roussel, Executive Director of Southern Eye Bank. “This will be a great way for families and friends to come together to laugh and get competitive for a great cause.”
Southern Eye Bank is an advocate of organ, eye and tissue donation. This event was created as a way to stay active in the community through fun and innovative events.
Southern Eye Bank, located in New Orleans, is a 501(c) 3, non-profit eye bank that provides eye tissue for transplantation, research and education in Louisiana, the United States and throughout the world. Founded in 1947, Southern Eye Bank is the third oldest eye bank in the United States and is a fully accredited charter member of the Eye Bank Association of America. In addition to community service and donor awareness projects, Southern Eye Bank has assisted more than 40,000 people with receiving the Gift of Sight.