Garden Bowl

Garden Bowl 2022

Capital Roots is dusting off the bowling balls and gearing up for its 24th Garden Bowl winter fundraiser! This annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

How to participate

#1 – Reserve Your Spot 

The required $10 registration fee reserves you a rental for a pair of stylish shoes and 3 games of bowling. Sign up soon as capacity is limited! 

#2 – Join or Create Your Team

Once you’ve reserved your spot, contact our events coordinator, Laura! Each participant is tasked with raising at least $25. Create your fundraising account and join or make a team. 

Team Sign Up
#3 – Fundraise

Share your fundraising link with friends and family with an explanation about why healthy food access is important to you.


The more you raise, the more you can win!

Tiers for Prizes:
• Tier 1: people who raise $30-$49
• Tier 2: people who raise $50-$99
• Tier 3: people who raise $100 plus
• Team prizes go to highest funders (1st and 2nd) and highest bowling scores (1st and 2nd)
• Top Funder wins dinner and a show 

Bowl a Strike to Support Capital Roots!

Each year, Capital Roots teams up with friends and businesses in the Capital Region for a winter bowling extravaganza called Garden Bowl! All proceeds benefit Capital Roots’ fresh food access and urban greening programs.
In the months leading up to this annual event, bowlers invite donors to sponsor their games. The competition heats up at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy as they strap on their bowling shoes and compete, winning prizes from over 50 local businesses for high scores, highest fundraising and more!
Whether you throw gutter balls or bowl a perfect 300, all are welcome to join the fun. Don’t “strike out” on the chance to win great prizes including trophies, ski passes, concert tickets, dining gift certificates, and shopping gift cards!

Become a Garden Bowl Sponsor for as little as $100

For more than 45 years, Capital Roots’ work has reduced the impact that poor nutrition has on public health in the Capital Region by organizing 55 community gardens, offering healthy food access, providing nutritional and horticultural education, and coordinating urban greening programs.


Our Garden Bowl Sponsors

Perfect Game Sponsor

Strike Sponsor

Spare Sponsor

Lane Sponsor

If you have any questions about Garden Bowl, please reach out to Laura at

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