By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Northborough/Marlborough – If it’s Saturday evening, participants in the nonprofit organization, Thrive Support and Advocacy, can be found bowling at Sawyer’s Bowladrome in Northborough. Located at 13 Blake St., Sawyer’s is one of the few candlepin bowling alleys still in existence and it’s the perfect spot for the Thrive members to gather and have some fun with friends.
On a recent excursion, eight Thrive participants showed up to bowl. Attendance varies from week to week, but on average, eight to 15 participate.
When asked if they were having a great time, their response was a resounding “Yes!”
Thrive Support and Advocacy, formerly known as Greater Marlborough Programs, Inc., is an agency whose mission focuses on empowering youth and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, to lead rich, active and self-directed lives.
Bowling at Sawyer’s Bowladrome is one of many fee-based social and sporting activities that Thrive offers. Other activities include soccer, bocce, afternoons at the movies and they also participate in Special Olympics.
“Nominal fees are made possible by community financial support,” shared Jim Karami, director of transportation, social and recreation, via email.
For more information, to get involved or to donate, visit www.icanthrive.org or call 508-485-4227.