Friendly competition filled the air this fall when bowling lanes were lined by performing arts, financial, media and pharmaceutical professionals at the 18th annual edition of Up Our Alley. These benevolent bowlers raised a striking $149,017 for Classical Action, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
More than 250 participants spent six weeks raising money by encouraging friends, family and co-workers to donate to Up Our Alley. The bowlers gathered November 14 and 15 to celebrate their fundraising prowess through strikes, spares and a few gutter balls at New York City’s Bowlmor Chelsea Piers.
Among the November 14 participants, the team from Orchestra of St. Luke’s raised the most money, led by Charles Hamlen, the day’s top fundraiser whose individual total topped $28,950.
Among the November 15 participants, the most money raised by a team was $23,855 by Morgan Stanley. The top individual fundraiser was Ed Wastell with $5,740.
Since 1999, the 18 editions of Up Our Alley have raised nearly $2.1 million.