The Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fountain Valley teamed up for the ninth annual “Pins for Kids” Bowling on Saturday at Fountain Bowl.
Thanks to about 60 teams of bowlers, the Kiwanis Club figures to net about $18,500 from the event. About $12,000 will help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley provide before- and after- school care, full day programs during summer and school holidays, sports leagues and more.
The remaining $6,500 will go to the Fountain Valley Kiwanis Foundation, which provides scholarships to local students, takes underprivileged children shopping for school clothes and helps teach leadership skills to high school students in both Key and KIWIN’S clubs.
Pins for Kids is the Kiwanis Club’s most ambitious annual event and benefits from the support of Fountain Bowl, the Fountain Valley Rotary Club and numerous local businesses and other nonprofit groups that bring teams to bowl, provide silent auction items and sponsor bowling lanes.
The Fountain Valley Kiwanis Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of business and professional leaders dedicated to serving the children of the local community.
Who was there? Who wasn’t?
To name just a few, we spotted Kiwanis Club President Alex Accetta, who served as the event’s master of ceremonies. Also saw the following Kiwanians: Fountain Bowl owner Gary Forman, Boys & Girls Clubs Executive Director Art Groeneveld, Leslie Lee, Judy Williams, Marissa Demes, Ed Martell, Kevin Hizon (and wife Rumelia) Woody Woodall, Kyla Groeneveld, (City Councilman) Steve Nagel, Prem Balani, Tim Davis Alice Callens, Sandy Ward and Vince Bui.
Alex Accetta & Associates had a couple of teams that included: Alex (AJ) Accetta, Nick Accetta, Justine Arnhoelter (with daughter Skylar), Will Arnhoelter, Henry Schafer, Katie Skala (with baby Kove), Jessica Anderson, Jon Anderson and Joanne and Josie Love.
Saw Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Tanya Hoxsie and husband Bob Hoxsie, who also own Mangiamo Gelato Caffe and who provided the desserts for the event.
The Fountain Valley Rotary Club was well represented by, among others, Ed Sussman and wife Fredda, Gary Hickman and wife Sally, Ian Collins and wife Julie, Wayne Carr and wife Patty, Marla McGee. FVSD Superintendent Mark Johnson, Ryan Lee, Dick Roth, and retired Fountain Bowl owner Dave Osborn and wife Mona.
New City Manager Rob Houston, his wife, Monica, and son, Jordan were there. Rob and Jordan bowled for the…