Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels to hold sports-themed fundraiser

Like sports enthusiasts heading to the game, volunteers with the Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels (CHMOW) program pack coolers filled with food and beverages.

In the spirit of that comparison, the nonprofit will host a tailgate-themed fundraiser this Thursday to help keep the organization running.

“CHMOW versus Senior Hunger Game On!” will help with organizational costs such as insurance, phone bills and IT equipment.

The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Flourtown Country Club, 150 McCloskey Road in Flourtown, Pa.

During the second annual spring fundraiser, attendees can play multiple tailgate games such as “cornhole”, where players toss bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end, and “wine toss”, where players toss rings around wine bottles for a chance to win the wine. Bottles will range in value from $10 to $50.

Each game ticket will cost $5.

Attendees can also win prizes that have been donated from area businesses such as the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop, The Little Treehouse Play Café, Worth Repeating, Hob Nob Design and Matt Paul Basketball.

One of the gifts includes what CHMOW has coined as the “beer lovers pub crawl” because it is comprised of different beverages from the Iron Hill Brewery, Tavern on the Hill and McMenamin’s Tavern.

Laurene Topping, CHMOW’ board vice president, said the proceeds will not only ensure the program survives, but help neighbors in need.

“The people that we serve are people that live in our neighborhoods and they need us and we can help them to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible and to be independent and not be isolated,” said Topping.

The organization provides two fresh meals to homebound individuals living in Mt. Airy, Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown and Oreland five days a week, including holidays.

Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, go to chestnuthillmow.com

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