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Rock & Bowl Fundraiser

Andy Mattox's Rock & Bowl Fundraiser


Andy Mattox's life significantly changed on August 31, 2021.  Andy nearly lost his life while running fiber optic lines from a bucket truck near some electrical lines. He sustained electrical burns throughout his body including both arms.  Andy's left arm was amputated at the shoulder and he lost most functional use of his right hand.   He started Outpatient Occupational Therapy (OT) in the Fall of 2021.  From the start of therapy, he was extremely motivated and determined to complete any task or challenge presented to him no matter how daunting.  He achieved higher levels of functional independence in activities of daily living that far exceeded his OT's expectations considering his limited movement of right hand.  Although he had many successes during his recovery he also experienced many setbacks and frustrations.  In the fall of 2022 he attended the Skills for Life (SFL) workshop.  His perspective on his injuries and struggles immediately shifted.  Being able to meet others with bilateral limb loss of various ages and stages of life and seeing how they were living full, happy lives was extremely inspiring.  SFL workshop not only provided Andy with helpful resources it also helped him feel not as alone in his struggles.   It provided him with a rejuvenated energy, hope and determination to not only focus on his recovery but also start focusing on truly living his life again. He began participating in fun activities that he had not yet returned to since being injured like bowling and traveling to visit family and friends. He also began feeling a strong new purpose in his life.  He felt compelled to figure out a way to help ESFL continue their amazing work in providing positive experiences and opportunities for the bilateral upper limb loss/limb difference community.  He also knew that adding more fun and rock and roll to anyone's life is always a good idea!  Andy truly is one of a kind. 

With the help of his friends, family and the local VFW Andy raised $32,000 benefitting Enhancing Skills for Life at his first tournament.


Andy's Second Annual Rock & Bowl Fundraiser (2024) events are as follows:

Saturday, September 28

-Tour TBD (AM)

-Dinner and a live performance at VFW Post 5137 (PM)

Sunday, September 29

-Doubles Bowling Tournament

The Bowling Tournament will be held  at AMF Lanes in Medina, OH. There will be two shift start times, 10am and 1pm.  Open bowl will be available as well.

 * Online Donations *

If you are interested in supporting Andy's fundraiser, you can use the PayPal or Venmo donate buttons at the top of this page (or any page). Please make sure to include "Andy Mattox" in the note section of your donation.

Scholarships Available!

As you may know, we offer scholarships to attend the Skills for Life workshops, but did you know we also offer financial assistance to attend Andy's bowling tournament? Click here to fill out your application today. Enhancing Skills for Life will take care of the hotel bill upon checkout and will reimburse you for your flight once we have your receipt.

Registration, Rules & Flyer 2024

All the information you need should be in one of these three documents:



Flyer for Sharing

But if you still have questions after reading through the above information and links, please contact us.


Raffle & Silent Auction

We are always looking for donated items that we can include in the raffle or silent auction. Fill out this form if you have something you would like to donate (weekend getaways, gift cards, homemade crafts, etc). Contact us with any questions. 

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms at Holiday Inn Express in Medina, OH. You can either make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 330-722-6006 and provide the group name "Enhancing Skills for Life" or the block code "S4L". Or Make reservations online.

Accessible rooms are available. To view those, you will click on the symbol below "select your room".

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