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The 1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon held last June at the Stadium Lanes Bowling Center in San Angelo, Texas was a resounding success. Everyone who came had a good time and got a chance to brush up their bowling skills. We've posted photos from the 2014 event here and on our Facebook page. Now it's time for to get ready for this year's Bowl-A-Thon which will be held again at the Stadium Lanes Bowling Center in San Angelo, Texas on Saturday, August 29. For more information about this year's Bowl-A-Thon or how to become a sponsor, please click here.
The 8th Annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Triathlon was held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Prime Time Family Entertainment Facility in Abilene, Texas. The event was our largest group ever and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. You can check out some of the fun stuff that went on during the event here. Don't forget, the 2015 Bowl-A-Thon is coming August 29th. You can register for the Bowl-A-Thon here.
The list of sponsors who generously contributed to the 2015 Triathlon.
Amazon Smile Program
If you ever shop online at Amazon.com, you can now choose to have Amazon contribute a percentage of your purchase to JTF each time you make an online purchase. All you have to do is go to Amazon Smile, login with your Amazon ID, search for and select JTF as the charity you wish to support. That's all there is to it!
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A word from John Thomas – President/CEO…
Thank you for taking time to visit our website. After my son Joseph passed away in August 2007, my family and I made it our mission to carry on his name and memory by starting a foundation to help other medically fragile children. I hope that you will help us by sharing this website and Joseph’s story with others who either need help or wish to help.
Joseph was a so very special. As a special-needs child, he required constant medical care. We know firsthand the pressures this puts on the family – spiritually, emotionally and financially. The foundation was started to help families with funding medical equipment, medical supplies, therapies and other medical needs. We want to use our knowledge and experiences as an outreach to help other families in need.
Our main fundraiser for our first seven years has been the annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Triathlon held at PrimeTime in Abilene each February near Joseph’s birthday. However, we have expanded our territory. This past year we have included San Angelo and its surrounding areas to our service area, and a Joseph Thomas Foundation Bowl-a-Thon at Stadium Lanes in San Angelo in June. We plan to continue with the Bowl-A-Thon each year.
We’ve had a lot of success, great participation and community support in the past with our Triathlon, an event with t-shirts, events, door prizes and, most of all, the opportunity for kids to just be kids. The Bowl-A-Thon was just as successful. If you would like to help sponsor either event with a donation or in any other way, please contact me.
Thanks to all the past and future sponsors and volunteers, without whom we could not do this.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and can accept tax deductible donations. To donate, please contact John Thomas.