The 10th annual Rebuilding Together Bowling Fun Day March 17 brought out hundreds of bowlers, including several teams of Basin Electric employees.
One team was a little unique. Bern Tolosky, procurement operations administrator for Dakota Gas, won the chance to bowl with Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Andrew M. Serri and his family.
For a $15 donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, employees entered to win a trivia contest. The winner and a guest completed Serri’s five-person bowling team, and will be treated to a fine dining experience later on.
Tolosky says he and his wife Judy had a good time. “It’s remarkable to me how many opportunities Basin Electric offers for getting involved in charitable efforts: St. Baldrick’s, Rebuilding Together, United Way, Jeans Day, and more. It’s even more remarkable how enthusiastically and generously Basin’s employees respond,” he says. “Andy and his family have a lot of energy, and we’re looking forward to that fine dining experience with them!”
St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. The North Dakota St. Baldrick’s event held March 16 raised more than $200,000. Since the event came to North Dakota in 2008, nearly 900 volunteers have shaved their heads in solidarity of children with cancer. In the five events Bismarck-Mandan has hosted, more than $700,000 has been raised for childhood cancer research and fellowships. Click on the St. Baldrick’s at Basin Electric tag to see some of the action.
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income families around the nation by restoring their houses to a safe and healthy living environment for free. Check out two homes featured on Basin Electric: The Flip Side: Basin Electric employees take on Rebuilding Together project (May 12, 2011) and Helping a neighbor by Rebuilding Together (April 26, 2010).