On Thursday, September 18, a group of Hanoverians made their way into the District to take part in the 2014 Survivor Bowl. This unique fundraising event provides a fun alternative to traditional galas, offering a “philanthletic” competition between sponsoring bowling teams. All proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the host, Tommy, greeted all guests personally with warm smiles and handshakes. In addition to bowling, there was a silent auction and a live band, giving all attendees opportunities for dinner, dancing, bidding, and bowling.
Hanoverians took the opportunity to show off their bowling prowess in the Hanover-sponsored lane. After several rounds of practice, the game was officially afoot, and the top six Hanoverians were counted against the competition. We were – unfortunately – bested before we even finished our game, as the finalists for a single-frame championship round were announced while the Hanover team was still in play. Alas! Unlike the bowling ball itself, the nosh and libations didn’t go amiss. Despite our relatively low level of skill at bowling, even the worst Hanoverian bowler (yours truly) bowled two strikes during the evening.
Thank you to Tommy Cleaver for organizing the event and for being such a warm and welcoming host. Congrats to all the bowlers with far more skill than our team. Moreover, Hanover extends its thanks and warmest wishes to the survivors, families, and everyone involved with LLS!
Hannah Stopnicki, J.D.
Content Learning and Development Specialist