'Build it Bowl' most successful yet

By Conor Mooney

March 10, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 8:57 AM EST

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Bowling may not be a team sport, but that didn't stop two organizations from partnering up and using it for a good cause.

For seven years, Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Habitat Humanity to put on the "Build it Bowl."

Locals filled Owego Bowl for two sold out bowling sessions.

All the proceeds go toward building a home for a local family in need.

Once the home is completed with money from fundraisers, another family is selected, and the process continues.

"It's a good way for us for us Lockheed Martin employees to come out with our families and friends and be a part of the Tioga County community and be a part of the community we work it," said Lockheed employee, Erin Ewing.

This year's turn out was the biggest yet.

Officials from Lockheed estimate the event has raised more than $6,000.

"This year especially, just the support from the community and just the team work,from the people involved as well..I mean we've got every lane filled this year, it's just a great show of support," said coordinator and Lockheed employee, Jon Scofield.

Many local businesses also donated to the cause, while showing their bowling skills.

"We like to spread the wealth out as much as we can with different charities including Lockheed Martin's group here tonight with the habitat for humanity," said Connor Gates, the director of community relations for the Binghamton Mets.

Whether good or bad at bowling, lending a helping hand was the bottom line for this years successful Build it Bowl.