Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:50

8th Annual DSS Spring Fling Benefits United Way

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Shown here seated are Committee Members Meghan Rose-Trenca, and Candice Hutchinson. Standing from left are DSS Coordinator of Child Support Enforcement John Ferry, Committee Member Maggie Burtch, and United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. Absent from photo are Committee Members Maria Burnswick and Jennifer Patrick. Shown here seated are Committee Members Meghan Rose-Trenca, and Candice Hutchinson. Standing from left are DSS Coordinator of Child Support Enforcement John Ferry, Committee Member Maggie Burtch, and United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. Absent from photo are Committee Members Maria Burnswick and Jennifer Patrick. Submitted photo

Staff, family, and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the 8th Annual DSS Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

“This year’s event was a tremendous success,” said John Ferry, coordinator of Child Support Enforcement at DSS.  “Eleven teams consisting of 52 bowlers as well as several others joined to watch the fun as we raised $1,786 for our United Way!” 

“We really appreciate the work John and his committee did to organize the fun event,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “It is the second highest total DSS has raised with its Spring Fling.”

McGrath added that the DSS Bowl-a-Thon is in addition to its workplace campaign, which raised more than $12,000 through payroll deduction and one-time donations. “DSS employees go above and beyond. It’s gratifying to know that they recognize the work of United Way and so willing to support our efforts. We are proud to count DSS employees among our valued supporters,” said McGrath.

“United Way and their partner agencies are critical to the future success of our community,” added Ferry. “We at DSS support United Way because we see the tremendous impact it has. Thank you to all of the teams and staff members that supported our Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon; the DSS Hospitality Group for co-hosting and our United Way fundraising staff who helped to organize the event.  I’m very proud of the support we receive from our staff, family, & friends for this annual event!

Awards at the event were presented to team Alley Cats and team Nutter Gutters, which shared the Team Spirit Award and Gutterly Ridiculous for most money raised by a team, $325. Kathy Verdoliva was the winner of the 50/50 drawing.

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