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COTA Bowling for Life Event to Raise Funds in Honor of Local Teen

May 8, 6-10:30 p.m.
Kingpin’s Bowl – Wayne Rec, Lake Ave, Fort Wayne

A family friendly fundraiser will be held for COTA in honor of Noel Resor, a Fort Wayne-area teen. The event is planned for Friday, May 8, at Kingpin’s Bowl – Wayne Rec, from 6-10:30 p.m. 16-year-old Noel Resor received a life-saving kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in early February, and funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.
The goal is to help raise at least $10,000 for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The evening includes a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, prizes, and bowling contests for participants of all ability levels. The first two hours are traditional bowling, with Cosmic Bowling from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. The community is encouraged to participate at $20 per person for two-hours of bowling. This includes the cost of shoes and a spaghetti dinner from Ziano’s! A food and fellowship ticket is also available for $15 for those who wish to attend, but not bowl.

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. “100% of the profits from this event will assist with transplant-related expenses,” reports Event Chair Nancy Leming. Resor was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The Resor family needs an estimated $75,000 to pay transplant-related expenses. For more information about the event at Kingpin’s Bowl – Wayne Rec, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy Leming, (260)307-3999 <tel:%28260%29307-3999> or

Noel’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.