Events >> 2nd Annual Strike Out Domestic Violence Bowling Event
The Steve Smith Family Foundation (S2F2) is privileged to host our second annual bowling event, Strike Out Domestic Violence, benefiting our partner Safe Alliance; Charlotte’s top agency serving survivors of domestic violence. This event will be on Saturday, February 28 and will be broken into two segments (Noon – 2PM and 2 – 4PM) with individual, pair and lane ticket options available. Tickets include:
- 2 games of bowling (or 1.5 hours max, children welcome)
- Event t-shirt (arrive early, only available while supplies last)
- Food & drink specials
- Silent auction (including collectibles from Steve Smith Sr.’s personal collection)
Thanks to the generous support of the community we serve, in 2014 S2F2 was able to provide 22 families, or 81 individuals, with transportation to 10 Park Lanes where they enjoyed the company of our family, S2F2 board members and their families, food and bowling. During the public portion of the event, enough money was raised to send 61 Safe Alliance child beneficiaries to YMCA camps over the summer.
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
Unfortunately, one in four women will be impacted by domestic violence during their lifetime, with three women being killed by their intimate partner each day and more than 15 million children being exposed to domestic violence each year, all in the United States. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, alone, responded to more than 36,000 domestic violence related calls last year.
S2F2 can’t end domestic violence alone. This year, we’re asking you to join in our efforts. It’s our hope that every time you see or wear the color purple you will think of the faceless victims and that you will all take a moment to familiarize yourself with the plaguing epidemic that is domestic violence.
If you are in a domestically violent situation and in immediate danger please call 911. If you are in a place that is safe to talk, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. They will help assess your situation and link you to your nearest domestic violence program for help.