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Keglers throw strikes, spare no effort

Sports Department hits reset button

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I hate to say it, but I now know how a lot of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers must have felt when they let the Banjo Bowl slip through their fingers with a bungled fourth quarter, giving Saskatchewan a win it didn't deserve.

Somewhere along the way this year, the Sports Department's Spirit of Christmas campaign got derailed and we've come up a little short. After a good start in our efforts to raise $220,000 to help the Christmas Cheer Board pay its bills this year, we stumbled and have come up a little shy.

We don't know if it was the way the holidays fell, creating some nice long weekends to enjoy, or if we simply didn't hammer home the need as strongly as we should have.

Our good friend Kevin Rollason is counting the last of the coins collected for the paper's Pennies from Heaven campaign and we are confident that he can make up our shortfall and keep the Cheer Board out of red ink.

Kai Madsen, board executive director, said Friday donations this year have been solid and he believes there will be enough money to cover off the close to 19,000 hampers that were delivered this year.

"Donations have been strong this year, so we are going to be OK," he said.

We want to make note of the strong support we have received from the IBM Christmas Should Happen to Everyone Corporate Challenge and the city's five-pin bowlers. While we may have dropped the ball in the fourth quarter, they certainly didn't.

We would like to thank all of you for your help in making Christmas just a little bit better for more than 50,000 people, more than 20,000 of them children, in our community.

Besides today's list of donors we are running a breakdown of contributions from various bowling leagues.

They have the Spirit:


Winnipeg Fivepin Bowlers Association $3,231.68


Mosienko Lanes

M&M Sunday Niters $69.58

Reliance $76.10

Monday Lucky Strikes Golden Age $49.75

Kelvin Ladies $43.95

Monday Niters $110.94

C.V.A.C. Ladies $38.00

I.O.F. Atomic $54.91

C.P.A.C. $8.37

Yardmen $17.35

Ukrainian National $150.00

Tuesday Golden Age $26.55

Lady Trainmen $41.00

Twilight $36.75

St. Joe's Senior Mixed $57.73

Hi Rollers $34.00

Redwood Raiders $74.30

Thursday Nighters $85.80

CNR Vets $55.59

Sir Sam Steele $57.00

I.O.F. Shining $47.60

All-Stars $64.32

Total $1,199.59


Polo Park Lanes

Club 55+ Monday A.M. $23.17

Club 55+ Monday P.M. $42.83

Senior Mixed $45.38

55 Plus $21.19

Socialite Ladies $46.47

Victoria Ladies $8.00

Western Ladies $35.00

Deer Lodge Mixed $45.75

M.T.S. Mixed $39.29

M.T.S. Pioneers $32.35

Winnipeg Teachers $104.65

Cosmopolitan Mixed $108.81

Club 55+ Thursday A.M. $26.77

Isaac Brock $12.10

Orpheum Mixed $33.56

Club 55+ Friday A.M. $42.77

Norwood ladies $26.53

Clifton Ladies $27.84

Kent Imp Ladies $23.51

Wednesday Afternoon Ladies $25.55

Total $771.52


Park Alleys

Park Golden Age Tuesday 10 A.M. $27.02

Staff Donation $92.85

Park Classic Friday 10 A.M. $15.00

Park Friday Afternoon Ladies 1 P.M. $16.06

Lord Roberts Mixed Friday 7 P.M. $44.37

Park YBC Saturday 11 A.M. $48.83

Park Sunday Afternoon Mixed Sunday 2 p.m. $14.08

Park all-stars Sunday 7 P.M. $14.67

Riverview Osborne Biz Mixed Monday 7 p.m. $32.92

Riverview Parkettes Tuesday 1 p.m. $17.32

Fort Gary Mixed Tuesday 7 p.m. $23.00

Fort Rouge Legion Ladies Wednesday 1 p.m. $10.07

Polar Bowlers Wednesday 7 p.m.. $167.11

Riverview Ladies Thursday 1 P.M. $11.01

Riverview Rowdies Thursday 7 p.m. $56.79

Total $591.10


St. Vital Lanes

Happy Gang $22.00

Charmlain $82.65

Sunday $41.50

Goldies $36.00

Roundenders $46.46

Mercantile $49.52

St. Boniface East $100.20

MB Hydro $54.84

Avenue $22.50

Spitfires $48.40

Total $504.07


Coronation Lanes

ACTWV Monday Nights $30.69

Coronation Mens $27.37

Thursday Night Mixed $46.71

55+ $14.05

Sunday Nighters $10.40

Norwood Ladies $19.16

Glenwood Ladies $6.00

Retire Postal $11.02

Total $165.40


David & Francesca McBean $100.00

In Memory of Aidan Conklin $100.00

Ian & Rhonda Willows $50.00

Ernest Holodryga $5.00

McGowan Family $100.00

In Memory of daughter Teri Wingrove $50.00

Pat Nosworthy $100.00

In Memory of Jean Allan $50.00

Kathleen Lindsay $100.00

Ms. Doreen E. Mork $100.00

William James & Marion Kinnear $50.00

Mrs. Gladys Wynes $100.00

Craig Parker & Krystyna Szelag $100.00

In Memory of Norm Forsyth $250.00

Ms. Emily Stamp $100.00

In Memory of Walter Norquay $50.00

Drive-Line Services $200.00

Jim & Shellie Anderson $50.00

Ms. M. Miller $100.00

Ms. Blanche Link $50.00

In Memory of Mrs. Florence Scobie $50.00

In Memory of Jim & Joan Morrison $50.00

Staff from Sport Partners of Sport MB & Sport MB $300.00

Great-West Life men's hockey teams $487.00

Roger & Janice Newman $40.00

Paul & Lynn Leatherdale $100.00

In Memory of Rose Davis $25.00

Mrs. Carol Blatz $25.00

In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. S.O. Dowling $20.00

In Memory of Amber & Family $50.00

Mrs. Shirley L. Johnson $100.00

Mrs. J. M. Dunlop $100.00

The Wellington $200.00

Westworth United Church General Account $12.42

Lenore Kersey & Wayne Janz $100.00

Jean Fischer $20.00

Leonard H. Kletke $50.00

Henry G. Izatt Middle School $212.90

Assiniboine Memorial Ladies Curling Club $476.00

Anonymous (two donations) $300.00

IBM Corporate Challenge $33,840.00


Previous total $116,158.33
Todays total $38,363.32
Grand total $154,521.65

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 17, 2009 D8

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