Bowl for Mercy Strikes Up New Awareness

Current Mercy resident Taylor ready for some Bowl for Mercy action
Current Mercy resident Taylor ready for some Bowl for Mercy action

May 21, 2015

Thirteen teams participated in the first annual Bowl for Mercy held in Chesterfield, MO at Brunswick Zone on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Meant to create awareness and generate support for the life-transforming work of Mercy, the event featured an inspiring address by a St. Louis Mercy graduate in addition to two hours of bowling.

Francis, 2014 Mercy graduate, welcomed the 80 Bowl for Mercy attendees and shared her personal story of how she was abused and sex trafficked during her childhood. This left her hopeless with no will to live.When Francis came to Mercy, she thought she would just “do her time” and then move on, but God had other plans. At Mercy, God’s love truly transformed her life. Francis now knows what true joy and happiness feel like. She loves life and is currently interning at the St. Louis Dream Center.

Current Mercy St. Louis residents enjoyed their evening out at the bowling lanes.
Current Mercy St. Louis residents enjoyed their evening out at the bowling lanes.

Current St. Louis Mercy residents also attended the event and served as lane hosts to the participating teams. The bowlers enjoyed refreshments and friendly competition, including individual and team prizes and raffles. Cheers were shouted as the winners were announced, and at one point, a group cheer for Mercy filled the bowling alley.

Mercy Development Director Lauren Hobar and Mercy grad Francis presented Bowl for Mercy awards
Mercy Development Director Lauren Hobar and Mercy grad Francis presented Bowl for Mercy awards

“The guests’ excitement made for a really fun environment,” said Lauren Hobar, Mercy St. Louis Director of Development. “We’re thankful for the support of all the participants and for our generous event sponsors, Steel Magnolias and Connection Christian Church.”

For more information on future Mercy events in your area, please visit the Events page of this website.

Team Steel Magnolias participated and helped sponsor Bowl for Mercy
Team Steel Magnolias participated and helped sponsor Bowl for Mercy

 

Bowl for Mercy Strikes Up New Awareness

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