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Ryan Gallagher
  • Date:

    April, 2025

  • Time:

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Where:
    ABC Bowling Lanes North
    5303 Locust Lane
    Harrisburg, PA 17109


You can register online and create your own fundraising page to share with family and friends.

Prizes will be awarded by random drawings throughout Bowl-a-thon.

Online Registration

Online registration is safe and secure. You will be redirected to Fundrazr site. Here you can create a profile and page to make your donation and encourage friends and family to participate and donate.

Downloadable Pledge Sheet

If you do not wish to register online, you can download our PDF Pledge Sheet.

The Ryan Gallagher Memorial Bowl-a-thon began in the Spring of 1993 and continues to be an annual event on CATRA’s calendar.

Annual Event

Besides being a lot of fun this event has a lot of history.

The bowl-a-thon began over 20 years ago and was originally created by a volunteer named Elaine Karl as her arthritis prevented her from continuing as an active volunteer with lessons. She wanted to continue to give to CATRA in some way so she thought of the Bowl-a-thon. It was so much fun she continued doing it for many years. Elaine was an award winning Special Education Teacher.

Ryan Gallagher was her student as well as a CATRA rider. Although Ryan was not able to speak or walk, he managed to touch many people deeply throughout his life. When Ryan passed, Elaine made the Bowl-a-thon to be in his memory as it has continued to this day. Candy Dupler – CATRA’s first rider – was also Elaine’s student. When Elaine passed 2 years ago, Candy and her Mom took on coordinating the event as a tribute to Elaine’s excellent work.

“Although unable to walk or speak, Ryan managed to deeply touch many people throughout his life.”

The Ryan Gallagher Memorial Bowl-a-thon has taken place at the ABC Bowling Lanes North, 5303 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109. WHEN Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 2:00PM-4:00PM PRIZES awarded by random drawings at the event.

Be Part of Our
Great Community

Be part of this great event. Bring your friends and family and register your team today! If you do not with to participate online, you can download the Pledge Sheet.

Our Mission

CATRA provides quality equine and animal-assisted therapeutic programs to the people of the Capital area.

Our vision is to be a center of excellence where equines and other animals enrich the lives of people of all abilities to enhance physical, spiritual, intellectual, mental, emotional, and social well-being through a holistic approach.