Save The Chimps 11th Annual Bowlathon

April 25, 2019

The 11th Annual "Save the Chimps" Bowl-A-Thon kicks off Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Saint Lucie Lanes.

Cities and towns alike promote their local heroes and celebrities, from singers and actors to civic leaders and politicians. But how many are recognized as the home of heroes who first forged the dark reaches of outer space?

St. Lucie County has that claim to fame. Chimponauts used in the experimental Mercury Space Program live what remains of their lives at the Save The Chimps Sanctuary in Fort Pierce. All these brave explorers were rescued from further experimentation or destruction through the efforts Dr. Carole Noon and the Save the Chimps Foundation.

You can be a part of preserving the lives of one of man's closest relatives by coming out for a day of fun at The 11th Annual "Savethe Chimps" Bowl-A-Thon, Sunday, April 28, 1 - 3 p.m. at Saint Lucie Lanes, located 6759 South Federal Highway in Port St. Lucie. Proceeds benefit this noble cause and participants enjoy 2 hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and raffles. Adults pay a $20 donation to Save The Chimps, children 10 and under only $10. Bring a bunch of bananas and get a free raffle ticket!

The event is a yearly free for all of fun, with over 100 people involved playing games, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction and of course, bowling! "We all look forward to this event every year," stated Phyllis Marino, Save The Chimps volunteer and event coordinator. "It's crazy fun, like a barrel of monkeys!"

Save the Chimps needs supplies for the Sanctuary. Special drawing for those who bring items for the chimps! Bring peanut butter, (creamy only), pasta and rice, powdered Gatorade or PowerAde, (any flavor), jams or jellies, (any flavor), oatmeal and grits or fleece throws & blankets, (no quilts, comforters, mattress pads or sofa covers please) for the over 300 chimpanzees that call Fort Pierce home.

Donate directly to Save the Chimps at or mail to Save the Chimps, P.O. Box 12220, Fort Pierce, FL 34979, Tel. 772-429-0403. For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Phyllis Marino at 561-373-6798.

Few places in South Florida have Saint Lucie Lanes combination of scope, size and staff to put it all together as your community center for family and fun.

Saint Lucie Lanes, (772) 461-5390, 6759 S. U.S. 1 Port St. Lucie