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Baton Rouge locals bowl for a cause

2 years 2 months 4 days ago October 05, 2014 Oct 5, 2014 Sunday, October 05 2014 October 05, 2014 6:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon.

The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days.

The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at Circle Bowl of Baton Rouge.

Those who showed up, had the chance to bowl and have fun; all while giving back and helping those in need.

Leaders say monies raised will go toward housing, scholarships, food and other needs for students that are in the program.

The organization is international, but the Baton Rouge chapter started in 1993.

John Daniel, who is the executive director, says the program has a house where they currently have several students living.

They are hoping to increase the number of students they are able to house. But that doesn't stop them from gaining numbers in the non residential section of the organization.

"We've gone from ten to sixty students. Traditionally we only had a residential service. But knowing the greater needs of the young people in East Baton Rouge parish, we made it so that we could do a non residential service and added fifty kids this year."

To find out more about the organization, visit there website.

 

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