In its fourth consecutive year, on Sunday, July 15th, Strike for Education charity bowl brought celebrities out to bowl alongside the community for the better good of kids in Haiti.
The 2018 benefit-event for Haiti included celebrity guests-bowlers such as Media Maven Karen Civil, San Francisco 49ers Pierre Garcon, Black Ink Crew’s Flyy Tatted Sky, Minnesota Vikings Mackensie Alexander, Indianapolis Colts Darius Butler, BET’s Jessie Woo, Singers Melky Jean, Olivier Duret, Paul Beaubrun, and many more.
Bowling for a cause, Strike for Education has been raising money to help open computer labs throughout the province of Cap Haitien, and after the success of the 2017 tournament this year L’union Suite opened our first lab at College Bell Angelot, where local students have put the computers to good use.
“We started in 2015, where I told some friends and they told some friends and all of a sudden we had raised over $15,000,” gleefully shares innovator Whenda Tima-Gilles. “We get together and we have a blast with some friendly competition and the end result is a new computer resource center,” she continues.
This year’s goal was to double the funds raised in the past to ensure that the students at our new benefiting school Institut Sacré Coeur du Cap-Haitien (ISCCH) are blessed with a new computer lab within the next year.
Hosted by Miami’s 103.5 the beat Stichiz, sponsors included media maven Karen Civil, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garçon, Royal Decameron Resort Haiti, Proud T-Shirt Company Company, Nazor Creative, Valmas Cremas, Spirit Airlines, Miami Snap Booth, Griot Fest, Toast Vodka, Taste Of Haiti Box and The Whiskey Chick.
The humanitarian effort brought out over 300 attendees with 50+ reserved bowling lanes. The top three highest scoring bowling teams received trophies, 4 round-trip tickets by Spirit Airways, 4 3 day/2 nights vacation packages to Decameron all-inclusive resort in Haiti, Toast Vodka gift box, Toast of Haiti gift boxes and Valmas Cremas.