The public is invited to an afternoon of free bowling from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Easton Bowling Center as part of Talbot Goes Purple.
This is the second time the bowling center has hosted a free afternoon of bowling for Talbot Goes Purple (TGP), with alcohol sales again suspended during the event. Shoe rental will also be free and the snack bar will be open and selling soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches and pizza.
“I thank Talbot Goes Purple and its partners for their critical work of raising awareness and getting help to those who need it,” said James Howard, owner of the bowling center. “Everyone is welcome at this event and the staff at Easton Bowl and I are proud to be able to provide a family-friendly space to get the message out.”
Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble will attend the event and briefly talk about Talbot Goes Purple’s recent efforts and discuss ways people can take a stand against substance abuse in our communities. Free Talbot Goes Purple youth-sized shirts and other fun stuff also will be available during the event.
Easton Bowling Center is located at 101 Marlboro Avenue in Easton, suite 39. Visit www.eastonbowl.com for more information about hours, specials and events.
As a substance use prevention initiative, TGP focuses on educating students about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and works toward preventing kids from beginning to use these substances in the first place. The program supports students with various evidence-based activities and messages that help them stand up against substance abuse.
As the nation grapples with this staggering opioid crisis, TGP continues to focus on prevention, for which benefits are recouped in the future. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse costs our nation more than $600 billion each year. Yet, every dollar spent on in-school prevention programs saves our society $18, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
An initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Saints Peter & Paul School and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Talbot Goes Purple empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.
Talbot Goes Purple is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.