Feb. 1, 2019 – The Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge 1001 will hold a bowling tournament tomorrow to help benefit a local veteran.
Charlie Boyce, leading knight, said proceeds from tomorrow’s event will help build a long ramp to help assist a veteran get in and out of his home easier.
Northwest Districts Elks Veterans Committee Chairman Rick Strack assist the Excelsior Springs lodge in finding local veterans in need, Boyce said. They plan to hold another benefit in the Springs. Boyce said the community should look out for a sand volleyball tournament to be announced soon.
The tournament filled up quickly and they will have all 16 lanes of full of bowlers helping to raise approximately $1,100 to assist the building of the needed ramp. Boyce said even though the tournament remains full, the community can still help.
The lodge will hold a raffle and silent auction at the event. Anyone wishing to donate items can do so by dropping them off at the lodge, located at 421 S. Titus, Saturday morning. Boyce said they call him at 816-853-0741.
Monetary donations will be accepted as well. Donations can be given at the lodge or at Tiger Bowl, located at 1729 W. Jesse James Road.
The tournament begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to help can contact Charlie Boyce at 816-853-0741.