Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?   Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page or team page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a bowler? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact at i[email protected] or (804) 740-2000 x4
2. What does registration include?
  • Bowl 4 Friendship T-Shirt
  • Bowling shoes
  • 2 Free bowling games
  • $7 Game card (60+ videos games)
  • Snacks
  • Very own fundraising site on Bowl4Friendship
3. Do You Register as an Individual or as a Team?
  • Participants can register as an individual or create their own 6-person team.
  • Individual Bowlers will be assigned to a team prior to the Bowl4Friendship event.
4. What Does Pledging to Bowl Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise funds to enable Friendship Circle of Virginia to continue to offer community wide inclusion events for no cost to the participants.
Each individual bowler is committing to raise $50 for Friendship Circle of Virginia in addition to the $15 registration fee. Each Bowl4Friendship Team includes 6 bowlers.
5.  How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the bowler's personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of bowlers.
6. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
  • Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. 
  • Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. 
  • Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the programs the Bowlathon supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. 
  • Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts!
  • And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
7. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Bowl4Friendship registration fees are not refundable.
Photos will be taken at Bowl4Friendship for marketing purposes.  Names will not be included. 
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