Dozens attend Rock ‘n Bowl event to raise money for victims of abuse

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Saturday was no ordinary bowling game as hundreds of people joined to get together for the 24th annual event hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Center for Family Safety and Healing.

NBC 4’s Elyse Chengery has a report from Rock ‘n Bowl that was held at Columbus Square Bowling Palace all day on Saturday.

Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? Especially when it’s for a great cause.

Many people took to the lanes on Saturday to help raise money that will all go toward The Center for Family Safety and Healing, which has been around for 20 years.

“We see close to 1,600 families a year and our adult services probably close to 800. What we see are families that have been in some type of abusive situation could be physical, verbal emotional, sexual abuse we try to provide all the wraparound services so it reduces trauma,” said Sheryl Clinger, the director of policy, advocacy and community engagement.

Funds from events like this are critical.

Phil Rasey, of the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said the majority of funds from events goes towards research for the hospital. But Saturday’s event is slightly different with proceeds going to The Center for Family Safety and Healing.

“We raised 200,000 dollars last year which was actually our best year and we’re hoping to raise 225,000 dollars this year,” said Phil Rasey, Chairman of Rock ‘n Bowl.

“It warms my heart and is a booster shot of how much people love the work that we do and it’s a testament to how many people in our community really just want to help others,” says Clinger.

To learn more about the center or if you have questions about abuse visit Familysafetyandhealing.org and Wherestheline.info.

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