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South Florida’s 25th Annual Strike

October 07, 2022

Pubbelly Sushi Laces up to Bowl for a Cause: South Florida’s 25th Annual Strike against Child Abuse

Bowling pins, neon lights, and multi-colored bowling balls set the stage for a charity bowling match organized to support a cause to end child abuse in the local community.

The Pubbelly Sushi team laced up their bowling shoes and joined the friendly competition organized by the Family Resource Center of South Florida, an event created to combat the growing issue of child abuse in the region.

“Child abuse and neglect continue to be a growing problem in South Florida,” reads the organization’s home page. “To make matters worse, deep funding cuts to social service agencies coupled with more than 198,000 Hotline abuse reports last year have combined to create an overwhelming budget crunch for agencies like the Family Resource Center that daily stand in the gap for these children and families.”

The center has been directly advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children since 1978, with a mission “to prevent child abuse and neglect through family support, crisis intervention, housing location, family preservation, parent education, and counseling.” As the issue has heightened in recent years, the agency has ramped up its efforts to provide resources and proper support.

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Pubbelly has been honored to support a cause that has such a critical community impact, explained Pubbelly Community Marketing Manager Elizabeth Inciarte.

"People First is one of our brand's guiding principles,” said Inciarte. “We believe that change starts at a local level: this is where we can have the most impact. In everything we do, we look for local partners that reflect our values and beliefs. When they reached out to us in regards to the event, of course, we couldn't say no. We also love events where our team can engage with the cause and this was a great opportunity to give back to our community supporting an important cause and also I believe this is great for team building.”

Each company that attended bought out a booth and competed to earn the highest rank.

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