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The Fragile X LINKS Group of Greater Chicago LINKS group held its Third Family Bowling Event on January 26—intentionally planned in between the football conference playoffs and the Superbowl! Organized by LINKS leader Missy Zolecki, it brought together about 150 people from Indiana and Illinois, making this the largest family bowling event for the group to date. It had been advertised through the NFXF and social media.
With the help of imaginative family members and volunteers, the event offered more than mere bowling. “X” shaped cookies and t-shirts were available to purchase along with tickets for raffle prizes that included an iPad 2 and a jar full of M&M’s for the participant who could guess (closest to) the correct number in the jar!
One group of bowlers used the opportunity to celebrate a birthday, filling three lanes with family and friends! Others were on kept on their toes during the day as Matt let a few balls roll backward toward the crowd instead of down the lane toward the pins!
Everyone in attendance had a great time and said how much they look forward to coming back next year. One of the highlights for Missy was when a newly diagnosed family thanked her for the opportunity to meet other families.
We hope you enjoy the pictures from the event!
Fragile X Association of Rhode Island and Southern MA
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