The Rotary Club of Jackson had plenty to celebrate at its 25th Annual Bowlathon wrap-up meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at the Highway House in Jackson. Nineteen teams, representing 16 organizations, three youth groups, four non-profits and six private businesses, raised funds for Amador County programs.

It was the largest payout ever, with checks being distributed totaling $21,368. This year, Jackson Rotary was able to increase each teams fundraising efforts by 39 percent thanks to 48 different sponsors, who donated $12,100, which not only covered all the event expenses, but provided additional funds for each organization.

“Our special thanks to our major sponsors the Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians, ACES, Amador County Supervisor Pat Crew, Keith Jarrett Enterprises and Western Pacific Truck School, and Sutter Amador Hospital, each of them donated $500 or more to the Jackson Rotary Bowlathon,” said Keith Sweet, Bowlathon Organizer and Jackson Rotarian. “Certainly we thank all the participating teams, and the Jackson Rotary Bowlathon committee members: Lemonia Yeager, Keith DesVoignes, John Swift and Richard Campbell, as well as other Rotarians who sponsored or brought in a sponsor for our fundraising event. I believe this is our largest payout in the history of the Jackson Rotary Bowlathon, and that is something we all can celebrate together, as our event brings the community together raising funds for great causes.”

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Jackson Rotary will hold the 26th annual Bowlathon. If anyone has a group or organization they would like to raise funds for and participate in the Bowlathon, please contact Keith Sweet at (209) 419-3770. The only obligations are that the team raise at least $500 for the organization they are working for ... and that they will have fun at the Bowlathon!

Check out these photos from the Bowlathon wrap-up meeting taken by Ledger Dispatch Publisher Jack Mitchell.