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Over $93,000 raised!



California Bowling Writers has adopted a new charity!
by Mary Lynly, CBW Publicity

”Four paws, two feet, one team”—

Operation Freedom Paws nonprofit organization was founded by “California Bowler and Veteran” Mary Cortani in 2010 and has provided service dogs and training support to veterans at no charge and others who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, complex PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other physical, neurological, psychological and mobility needs. According to experts, service dogs help empower people with disabilities to live quality lives.

Operation Freedom Paws carefully matches clients with their specially chosen four-legged companions, most of which come from rescue shelters. The partners then begin a 48-week program which trains the clients to train their own dogs. At the end of the program, they’re certified together as service dog teams.

The charity for 2019 which kicked off on June 10, at the CUSBC meeting concluded with a final total of $9,680.

16th Annual Charity Donors

Martha Leicester
in honor of Mary Lynly

Marianne Evans
Al Hoffmann
Bette Addington (multiple donations)
Linda Johnson-Pilios
Melissa Ade
Donald Way
Gayle Way
Frank Weiler
Mike Lucas
Carolyn Sabaca (multiple donations)
Gary Forman
Phyllis Castrovinci
Jae Etcheverry
Donna Dillard
Helen Young
Rae Slaby
Tina Martin
Carmen Bettencourt
Donna Morales
CBW-OFP Tournament Donors
Mary Jane Standish
Helen & Gilbert Lara
Mary Lynly
California BVL Fund
Lisa Paningsoro
Carolyn memory of Shirlee Darr
Tina Martin memory of Shirlee Darr
Al Hoffmann
Eloise Cottrell
Marijane Viat Holiday NoTap Fun Tournament, San Rafael
Carolyn Martinucci
Pat Helwig
Bette Addington…in memory of Shirlee Darr
Jae memory of Shirlee Darr
Donna memory of Shirlee Darr
John & Brenda honor of Mary Lynly
Belle Kamsler in memory of Paul Lynly, Jim Lynly, Donald Kamsler
Phyl Knoll
Rainbowettes Bowling League
Strikers Bowling League
Roaring 90’s Bowling League
Donna Morales/Traveling Ladies League
Ramona Clark
Dennis McNerny in memory of William G. Laney

2nd annual Operation Freedom Paws fundraising bowling tournament that CBW sponsored. Sun., Sept. 29 at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, CA.

l-r, Bette Addington (CBW Pres.), Donna Dillard (CBW Secretary), Mary Cortani (Operation Freedom Paws) she’s the founder, Donna Morales (Tournament Director), Tina Martin (CBW Treasurer), Phyllis Castrovinci (CBW Director & Pres. Santa Clara USBC) and Carmen Bettencourt (CBW Director and works at OFP) and her service dog in training, Betsy!.

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