Local Rotaries raise funds for BBBS

MILFORD – The Milford Rotary Club, led by "team coach" Doug Knott, recently raised $4,930 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire.

The ninth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Rotary Challenge was an evening of fun, fellowship, bowling and helping a great local charity.

"It’s incredible that each and every year, the Rotaries in our area come together for a night of friendly competition to raise money to support our mission of providing children with a one-on-one mentor," BBBS development coordinator James Carroll said. "This year did not disappoint, as six different Rotaries came out for a night of bowling and fun.

"After all the pins were knocked down and the smoke cleared, the members of the Rotary Club of Milford were the champions. We are incredibly thankful for all the support. Next year, we hope to see everybody out bowling for a cause once again."

Paula Telage, the Milford Rotary team’s "head cheerleader," said, "Although we were the champions that night, the real champions are the folks at the Big Brothers Big Sisters; what they do day in and day out is amazing work."

The other wonderful Rotary clubs participating this year included Hollis/Brookline, Merrimack, Nashua West, Nashua and the Souhegan Valley Happy Hour Club.

The Milford Rotary Club serves Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton. It meets at the Milford Community House on Union Street. Breakfast meetings are at 7:15 a.m. in July and August, and lunch meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays from September through June.

Milford Rotary consists of 63 active volunteer members who meet weekly to share fellowship and work on projects throughout the year, including the 100 Holes of Golf in One Day tournament, Christmas tree sales and their annual pancake breakfast, to raise funds to distribute to the community.

If you would like to see what the Milford Rotary is all about, join the club members for lunch or breakfast or visit portal.