City Bowling Tournament Raises Over 6,175 Meals for Second Harvest

January 25, 2017 12:45 PM


City of Madison Employees work hard to provide top notch service for Madison residents. In fact, they take service to others so seriously they even include it in their free time!

Every year over 500 City of Madison Employees, from all departments, spend a Saturday together bowling. It's a friendly competition between departments and helps City employees get to know each other better.

This tradition has been going on for decades. Three years ago a group of City employees took the fun a step further, organizing a food drive for Second Harvest in conjunction with the bowling tournament.  

This year the tradition continued and I am proud to hear that City employees once again out did themselves by raising $2,058.40 for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin ! This is an 88% increase over last year's event. The group also donated 117 pounds of food.

This donation is equivalent to 6175 meals for our friends and neighbors in need!

Adding a twist, this year bowling teams competed against each other to see who could raise the most money. Bowl-A-Vard Lanes generously donated gift cards to celebrate the kindness of these bowlers. The top donors for each shift are pictured below!

Thank you Heidi Fisher, Andrea Freedman and Ruth Rohlich, from the Economic Development Division and Eric Pederson from Engineering, for their leadership and thank you to all those who contributed.

It is heartwarming to see such generosity from City of Madison staff.

Shift 1

TOP DONORS - SHIFT 1 - LANE 39 ($144)

Tom Rosol (Parks), Harry Williams (Retired - Parks), Mike O'Brien (Retired -

Engineering) and Inch Brakmanis (Retired - Fleet Services First Street Garage)


Shift 2

TOP DONORS - SHIFT 2 - LANE 22 ($160)

Brad Wirtz, Sherry Severson, Bill Wick, Julie Trimble (all from Human

Resources) and Rick Roeth (Madison Metro)








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