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2012 event raises $8,850 for the Endowment!!

Thank you to all who supported the event!

Year two is a very important year when it comes to fundraising according to my "advisors" and in my research.  So this was always in the back of my mind as Bowling for the Boyz 2 neared.  

Luckily I enherited my Dad's packing skills and everything was packed according to what it was to be used for.  We filled up a pick up truck and the Tahoe and headed to town. With the help of Dad, Dean, Joy, Bruce, Ross and Garret we set up the event.  Wow was there a lot of items and we kept adjusting to allow the most space.  We used ALL of the bowling alley this year to set up and then we waited.

Doors opened at 4 and people started to trickle in.  Jeff Davis stopped by to entertain the crowd with his guitar playing and singing.  He was able to perform for an hour and then headed to another benefit to sing with his band.  Thanks Jeff.

By 6 all 16 lanes were full and people were continuing to come in.  Karaoke started and the first singer was my Aunt Gayle and she kicked it off perfectly.  At 7 the place was packed and I was in shock by the amount of people.  It was great to have so many family and friends there and even greater to see all of the new faces.  Many from last year brought "new" people this year and that is the ultimate compliment. 

We went with a live auction this year and it turned out to be better than we could have ever imagined.  My dad (Gary Holdgreve) did the auctioning we started with Martinelli Drinks for a year delivered to your door.  We had 2 certificates and they were a big hit.  Next was my Mother-In-Law and her sisters homemade pies.  The bidding was fierce and the 7 pies were sold for a total of $1,100!!!  itThank you ladies!!

The Buckeye Basketball game started and a majority of the crowd was checking out the game. At halftime we drew the raffles and 33 people walked away with great items. We also stopped the bidding on the Silent Auction and there was truly something for everyone and those who were the highest bidder got fantastic items.

Then the time came to draw the 50/50.  In one of the biggest shocks of the night to me was it had grown to $2,550!!  Yes that is correct the winner was to get $1,275!!  That was $5.00 more than in 2011.  The winner was a friend of mine from Columbus and she was floored when I called her with the news.  People around me could hear her screaming through the phone.

Unfortunately the Buckeyes lost the game and at 11:30 the crowd dispersed.  After some cleaning, packing and loading vehicles it was time to bowl.  Myself, Dan, Dean, Luke, Chanda and Joy got a lane and bowled until 1:30.  What a great way to wrap up the evening.  Of course my head disagreed the next morning.

Strike Level Sponsors

Lane Sponsors


Gary Holdgreve Auctioneer Service

Wood Creations
Contact Mark Wurst

Tails Remembered
Pet Crematorium
Contact Rick Vonderwell

Barker Brothers Farm
est. 1970

Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio

Thermo King of Delphos

I & K Distributors

Mueller Lawn Care
Contact Ryne Mueller

Husky Energy

Sonit Systems

IT Solutions That Work


Van Wert County Hospital

Drunken Clam
@ 5 Span

Ball Sponsors

Westrich Furniture & Appliances

The Fort Jennings State Bank

Carolyn Brickner

Don & Jeanette Barker

Lindsey Loayza

 Funny Bone Comedy Club Passes
donated by the Columbus Funny Bone

Snickerz Comedy Club Passes
donated by Snickerz- Ft. Wayne

Packard Grille Gift Certificates
donated by Packard Grille

Free Steak Dinners Gift Certificates
donated by Western Sizzlin

Captain D Coupons
donated by Captain D's

Multiple Door Prizes
donated by Mid-Wood Inc., North Baltimore

Family Video Gift Card
donated by Family Video

Free Kewpee Hamburger
donated by Kewpee

BW3 Gift Cards
donated by BW3

Lee's Famous Recipe Free Dinners
Donated by Lee's Famous Recipe

Home Decor Wall Hanging
donated by Mars Decals
Stationary Gift Set 
donated by Readmore's Hallmark

Animal House Liar's Dice Game
donated by Jan Rush

Plush Animals
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve

Free Appetizer Coupons
donated by Applebees

Old Barn Out Back Gift Card
donated by Old Barn Out Back
Cincinnati Bengals Decals
donated by the Cincinnati Bengals

Free Meal Certificates
donated by Cracker Barrel

Ralphies Gift Certificate
donated by Ralphies-Lima

Diecast Truck Gift Pack
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve

Red Lobster Gift Cards
donated by Red Lobster

Joey Fratello's Gift Certificate
donated by Joey Fratello's Pizzeria

Notre Dame Mirror
Michigan Mirror

Ohio State Mirror
donated by Gary Holdgreve Auctioneer Services

Homemade Piesmade & donated by the "Gerdeman" Sisters




OSU Autographed Basketball
2012 Final Four
Head Coach Thad Matta
donated by Jay & Brooke Holdgreve 




















OSU Autographed Basketball2012 Final Four Participants
Aaron Craft #4, Jared Sullinger #0, Will Buford #44
donated by Jay & Brooke Holdgreve















International Harvester 
Pedal Tractor
"86" Series 
donated by Gene Barker


Food & Fun Package
$50 Applebee's Gift Card
donated by Dean Hempfling
2 Passes to Snickerz
(friday 7:30 or 9:45 shows) 
donated by Snickerz Comedy Bar 








The Pink Basket
Sock Monkey
 (made by Chris Turnwald)
Martinellis Lemonade
donated by Chris & Al Turnwald







3 bottles of wine, crackers, dip, $25 Applebees's Gift Card & more










Dinner & Movie
$40 Ruby Tuesday Gift Card
donated by Ruby Tuesday
2 Regal Cinema Movie Passes





The Outdoorsman Package 
$50 Cabella's Gift Card
$50 Outback/Carabbas Gift Card
donated by Dean Hempfling
Safety Glasses, Hunting Season Sign & Utility Knife
donated by Mid-Wood, Inc.

Yuengling Bar Mirror
Longaberger Basket
 Horizon of Hope 










Kings Island
2 General Admission Passes
donated by Kings Island









Samuel Adams Gift Basket
Beer Tap, 2 Hats, 4 XL T-shirts

donated by Chris & Gilda Koenig









Wine & More Basket



donated by:
Joe & Grace Turnwald
Ryan & Keri Turnwald
Brian & Kelly Hoffman









Bud Select Bar Mirror









No Excuses Date Night Package
everything but the babysitter
$50 Speedway Gift Card
$50 Outback Gift Card
donated by Eric Birkemeier
Male & Female Avon Products
donated by Lisa Williams
$25 Kohls Gift Card
donated by Jay & Brooke Holdgreve









Ohio State Gameday Package
OSU cooler bag, jersey, ladies hat, Tervis hot/cold OSU tumbler and signed Archie Griffin football
donated by Gene & Kathy Turnwald &
Todd & Karla Turnwald









Indianapolis 500 Tickets
 Paddock Box 60, Row S, Seat 3-4
donated by Andy Lisk









donated by Mel & Alice Kleman









Detroit Lions Autographed FB
The 2011 Captains
Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson, Dominic Railo,
Kyle Vanden Bosch
donated by Ryan Holdgreve









Ohio State Fat Head
Script Ohio Stadium Mural
Dimensions: 6'W x 4'H
donated by Gene & Marlene Barker












Fat Head Jr.Ohio State Logo
 donated by Gene Barker









Cincinnati Reds Ticket Voucher
4 Field Box Tickets
good for one of the following games:
4/24 7:10 vs San Francisco
4/25 7:10 vs San Francisco
4/26 12:35 vs San Francisco
4/27 7:10 vs Houston
4/28 1:10 vs Houston
4/29 1:10 vs Houston
donated by the Cincinnati Reds









 "Bread for a Year"
donated by Panera Bread












Ohio State Purse & Cardigan
donated by Derry Drugs









 Ohio State Female Fan Package
OSU Windbreaker, Pocketbook, & T-Shirt
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve 









Stephanie Dawn Hand Bags
donated by:
Kim & Bob Hohlbein, Amy & Nick Ebbing
Jodi & Dave Kaufman, Nick & Krissy Hoersten









Gator Head
donated by Ross & Kristy Mueller









Vanilla Toasted Bath Collection
Gift Basket
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve









His & Her Gift Basket
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve






Jack Daniels Hand Crafted Cabinet
donated by Jess Hipsher
















Budweiser Hand Crafted Cabinet
donated by Jess Hipsher

(2001) American Cancer Society
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve


Cleveland Browns Gift Pack
donated by the Cleveland Browns

John Greco Autographed
Helmet & Picture
donated by Jodi Leininger  

Columbus Clippers Sunday
Family Pass
2 adults & up to 4 children
donated by the Columbus Clippers

Cleveland Indians Tickets
2 Tickets in Upper Box or Mezzanine Level
redeemable on 1 of the following dates:
April 9,25,29-May 4,9,17,19,23-June 1
July 2,5,23,25,26-August 6,9,27,30
September 2,15,16,19,20,30-October 1
donated by the Cleveland Indians

Toledo Mud Hens Tickets
Redeemable for 4 Field Level Seats
April or May home game
donated by Toledo Mud Hens

Columbus Zoo
2 Adult & 2 Children Passes
donated by the Columbus Zoo

$25 Elite Naturescapes
Gift Certificate
donated by Clint Gable

Fort Wayne Komets Tickets
2 Upper Arena Scrip Tickets 
redeemable for a game during 2012-2013 season
donated by Fort Wayne Komets

 Brinkman Meats Gift Pack
donated by Brinkman Turkey Farm

 Brinkman Soups Gift Pack
donated by Brinkman Turkey Farm






Multi-colored Quilt
donated by Derek Jones

Derick  Brassard Autographed Pennant

Derek MacKenzie Autographed Puck
donated by Columbus Blue Jackets

$20 The Grind Gift Certificate
donated by The Grind

 Lady Bug Pillow Pet
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve 

 Moose Pillow Pet
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve






Longaberger Pottery Serving Tray
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve 

$25 Topp Chalet Gift Certificate
donated by the Topp Chalet

Framed Photos
photographed by Keith Miller
donated by Harvey & Sue Miller

 Coca-Cola Hand Crafted Cabinet
donated by Jess Hipsher 

$50 OSI Restaurant Partners
Gift Cards
(Outback, Bonefish Grill,Carrabbas, Roy's, Fleming's)
donated by Dean Hempfling

Household Goods Basketdonated by Al & Chris Turnwald

Household Goods Basketdonated by Al & Chris Turnwald

Skyline Chili Nike Golf Dri-Fit Polo
donated by Amy Geier






Curves Gift Certificate
1 Month for You & a Friend
donated by Curves of Delphos






$25 Walmart Gift Card
donated by Walmart-Van Wert






Snack Basket
donated by Collins Fine Foods
Pioneer Picnic Package
cooler & blanket
donated by Jim & Betty Gerten






Movie Night Basket
donated by Bob & Mary Ann Garber






Custom Décor Wall Hangings 
donated by Candice Curry






Barbie "Shower & Show"
donated by Lindsey Loayza






The Boy Package
Diecast Cars & Army Men
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve 






Noah's Ark Blue & White Polar Bear
donated by Jamie & Travis Wilson






Noah's Ark Brown
Teddy Bear
donated by Jamie & Travis Wilson






Doggie Treat Basket
donated by Jamie & Travis Wilson






Kitchen Basket
donated by Steve, Adam, Donna Long






SafeWaves digital radio
donated by Delphos Ace Hardware
LED Lantern
donated by Travis & Jamie Wilson
Utility Knife
donated by Gary & Marilyn Holdgreve


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