“Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to have a party at a bowling alley with music and friends and merriment to raise money for a great cause?”
That little thought was all it took for Spencer Lawrence to organize tomorrow’s bash at Ball Square Bowling to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Lawrence isn’t officially involved with the Coalition, but he is a part of a group called SAIL: The Somerville Academy for Innovative Leadership. When he suggested throwing a party to raise money for a local nonprofit, the group almost unanimously agreed that the Homeless Coalition was a worthy cause. “Homelessness is definitely an issue that I care a lot about,” says Lawrence, “so it wasn’t too hard of a decision.”
Yes, Ball Square Bowling is technically just across the border in Medford, but this event is all Somerville—in addition to benefitting the SHC, you’ll hear music from a Somerville-based DJ as well as the local band Boycott, an all-female four-piece brass band. “I sort of secretly did this event just so I could hear them play,” Lawrence jokes.
The get-together is BYOB, so you can also feel free to pop by your area liquor store on your way over and grab your favorite local brew. (The evening is family-friendly, though, so maybe keep the Jäeger at home.)
You can find more info on this event on Facebook and grab tickets through Eventbrite or at the door. And if you haven’t already, check out the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s video about addressing hunger and homelessness in the city, which features the Hallelujah the Hills song “It Takes a Somervillage,” below!