Webster, N.Y. – Mar. 8, 2016– The CDS Wolf Foundation raised $37,000 at the 9th Annual Strikes for Abilities Bowling Party presented by Flaherty Salmin CPAs and Gallo & Iacovangelo, Attorneys at Law on Sunday, March 6th, 2016.

The event raised a record amount of $37,000 to support year-round recreation, health, wellness, and socialization activities  as well as emergency assistance for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by CDS Monarch. Many of our recreational services, for example, the CDS Monarch Special Olympics team, are made possible by this event. There were over 250 people in attendance from across the Greater Rochester community. In addition to our presenting sponsors, The CDS Wolf Foundation would like to thank Scott Spezzano from 98.9 The Buzz for being the event emcee.

“On behalf of everyone at CDS Life Transitions, I would like to express my deepest appreciation and congratulations to the CDS Wolf Foundation and the volunteer committee for holding another outstanding bowling event,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS Life Transitions President/CEO. “Their continued hard work and dedication are among many reasons this event is so successful every year, and the outpouring of support from everyone furthers our mission and vision to continue to assist the individuals we serve.”

The 2016 Top Fundraiser was Chuckie Dell (For the Love of Chuckie team), who raised nearly $3,500, and the 2016 Top Bowler was Sean Sullivan.

Several generous businesses and individuals also helped raise an additional $1,800 during the “CEO Strike Challenge”. During the 3rd frame of the first game each lane sent up their best team member, and for every lane that bowled a strike $20.00 was donated by President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth and matched by six other sponsors!

This event was organized by a compassionate group of family and community volunteers. The 2016 Volunteer Committee Chair was Margie Dell (for the fifth year in a row), whose brother Chuckie lives at CDS Monarch’s French Road residence, works at Unistel Industries and is a gold medal winning athlete on CDS Monarch’s Special Olympics team. 

CDS Monarch assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and thrive in their communities by delivering high-quality, personalized life planning and transition support. To learn more about the CDS Monarch please visit www.cdsmonarch.org.

The CDS Wolf Foundation—named in honor of CDS Monarch founders, Lew & Phyllis Wolf—seeks donations to help support the growth and expansion of CDS Life Transitions’ community services and unfunded areas of need. To learn more about the CDS Wolf Foundation please visit www.cdswolffoundation.org.