The  LINKS group held its Third Family Bowling Event on January 26—intentionally planned in between the football conference playoffs and the Superbowl! Organized by LINKS leader Missy Zolecki, it brought together about 150 people from Indiana and Illinois, making this the largest family bowling event for the group to date. It had been advertised through the NFXF and social media.

With the help of imaginative family members and volunteers, the event offered more than mere bowling. “X” shaped cookies and t-shirts were available to purchase along with tickets for raffle prizes that included an iPad 2 and a jar full of M&M’s for the participant who could guess (closest to) the correct number in the jar!

One group of bowlers used the opportunity to celebrate a birthday, filling three lanes with family and friends! Others were on kept on their toes during the day as Matt let a few balls roll backward toward the crowd instead of down the lane toward the pins!

Everyone in attendance had a great time and said how much they look forward to coming back next year. One of the highlights for Missy was when a newly diagnosed family thanked her for the opportunity to meet other families.

We hope you enjoy the pictures from the event!

More LINKS highlights

  • The  enjoyed their monthly coffee, bringing parents together to catch up and enjoy some great conversation.
  • The  held a support group meeting and is looking forward to events they are planning for 2013.
  • The  had fun bringing families together for “Penguin Day at the Zoo”!
  • The  LINKS group held its First Annual Fragile X 9-Pin Bowling Tournament. They enjoyed a great turn out and look forward to making this a yearly event!

Upcoming events:

February 2

Saturday Coffee

Caregiver’s Night Out

February 6

Blue Mesa Community Night

FX Mom’s Night Out

February 7

Grown-Ups Dinner Out

February 9

Families Together Presentation

Mom’s Night Out

February 16

Fragile X Presentation At Children’s Medical Center

February 21
Mom’s Night Out At Grill Marx Restaurant

February 23

Family get together at the park

Saturday Coffee-Caribou Coffee