GEOINT 2016 attendees are invited to bowl in support of charitable organizations while touring the exhibit hall.
You’ll find GEOBowl for a Cause in the back left corner of the exhibit hall at Booth 228 and open during exhibit hall hours.
All proceeds from GEOBowl will go to Boulder Crest Retreat, a privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated to U.S. combat veterans and their families; Freedom Alliance, a 501(c)(3) educational organization sponsoring numerous programmatic activities in support of service members and their families; and USGIF’s educational fund that supports scholarships, awards, and other educational activities, such as the National Geographic Giant Traveling Map just outside the exhibit hall.
“Boulder Crest Retreat is honored to be included as a beneficiary of GEOBowl for a Cause at GEOINT 2016 in Orlando,” said Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. “The interest, visibility, and funds generated through this bowling tournament will go a long way in supporting the combat stress recovery programs and services we offer at the retreat for our military members, veterans, and their families.”
Any GEOINT 2016 attendee can participate by purchasing one roll for $5. Those who bowl a strike will be entered into a raffle for some amazing prizes.
Organizations can sponsor employees to play by purchasing 10 tickets for $500. Each ticket is valid for one roll of the ball. A strike enters the bowler for one of the individual raffle prizes and the organization is entered to win a 100-square-foot booth space, a collateral insert in the attendee bag, and a pre-event email for GEOINT 2017.
“Attendees of the GEOINT Symposium know well the difficult task of defending our country and the sacrifices required to do so. Freedom Alliance is grateful to all in the Geospatial Intelligence Community for your work to identify and neutralize threats to our country,” said Tom Kilgannon, president of Freedom Alliance. “With your help, Freedom Alliance provides more than $1 million annually in college scholarships to the children of fallen and disabled military heroes. We help injured service members and their families overcome the wounds of war so they can be fully independent and self-sufficient as civilians who continue to contribute to our great nation.”
The bowling lane is generously provided by Infinity Bol, and the following organizations donated production, materials, and prizes to ensure all proceeds go to the three charitable causes: Actifio, Dell, E-Group, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, I3ICS, PSAV, and The Expo Group.