Readers 2 Leaders kicked off its inaugural Lanes 2 Literacy event on Thursday, March 30th, with resounding success! Bowl & Barrel at the Shops at Park Lane hosted 275 guests as they laced up their bowling shoes to support Readers 2 Leaders’ literacy tutoring programs for children in West Dallas.
Readers 2 Leaders’ founders, Ted and Stephanie Schweinfurth, along with Event Chair Tierney Kaufman Hutchins, welcomed education advocates, business leaders and long-time Readers 2 Leaders supporters. Fun was had by all, with guests teaming up to bowl with friends and co-workers. Corporate and individual sponsors fielded teams to compete for top bowler prizes; sponsors included Istation, Energy Transfer Partners, The Warner Group Inc, Locke Lorde LLP, TSP (Technology Service Professionals), EC Cares and Bailey Brauer PLLC. The team from McDermott Will & Emery took home the coveted “Perfect Name” prize for their team name: “Bowlable Hours.”
Readers 2 Leaders was formed in 2010 and just celebrated its 5th anniversary. It currently serves 600 children and families through its programs. The $51,000 raised from sponsorships, a silent auction, wine pull and raffle will enable Readers 2 Leaders to continue providing much-needed tutoring to children who could otherwise not afford these services.
The R2L team is already preparing for Lanes 2 Literacy 2018. Visit readers2leaders.org to learn more about the organization's innovative program.