A group within the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a charity bowling tournament this weekend with all proceeds going to veteran-owned businesses.

The Back Our Veterans Bowling Tournament will take place from  1-5 p.m. Sunday at TenPins & More in Rio Rancho.

Registration is open through Friday for a fee of $25 for an individual or $100 for a team of four.

This is one of three annual fundraiser events held annually by the Chamber’s Veterans Business Support Coalition.

“Every year we have three fundraisers to raise scholarship money for veteran-owned businesses that are two years or younger and have 10 employees or less because when you open up a business, there’s a lot of ancillary costs that come into play that you didn’t have planned for in the beginning,” Chamber Director of Membership Jamie Gallardo said. “It’s a lot of fun; it goes to a great cause. It’s a great fundraiser and you get to do some bowling.”
The Veterans Business Support Coalition also holds a motorcycle run fundraiser around Memorial Day and a billiards tournament at Slate Sleet each year.