NextMark Helps Raise $300,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013


Elizabeth Kim, Mary Bonomo, and Lori Wigler joined NextMark’s “Happiness Project” and 40 other bowling teams to raise more than $300,000 to cure and treat breast cancer during the 4th annual NYC Bowling for

We showed up at Lucky Strike Lanes in NYC on Valentine’s Eve to send some love and support to The NextMark Happiness Project bowled a combined score of 801 and raised a total of $9,230, including the NextMark sponsorship for the event. Mary Bonomo, Managing Partner of Connect NYC, led the pack with the team’s top score. But everyone was a winner: it was an evening jam-packed with free drinks, food, and fun for all who attended.

Special thanks to Leslie Laredo, President of Laredo Group, Richy Glassberg, COO at Medialets, and the rest of the volunteers who made this event a huge success.

Team Roster

Elizabeth Kim, Assistant Brand Strategist, Horizon Media
Mary Bonomo, Managing Partner, Connect NYC
Lori Wigler, Brand Group Director, Horizon Media
Joe Pych, Chief Executive Officer, NextMark
Chris DeMartine, Director of Business Development, NextMark
Chris O’Hara, Chief Revenue Officer, NextMark

Hope to see you next year!  Mark your calendars for February 14, 2014.

NextMark’s “Magnets” raise $7,225 to cure breast cancer

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

NextMark was among 50+ bowling teams from the media industry who gathered last night at Lucky Strikes Lanes to raise $425,000 to cure breast cancer. The money was raised as part of the 3rd annual NYC Bowling for event.

Besides having a fun night at the lanes, the NextMark “Magnets” team raised $7,225 thanks to the fundraising efforts of Kristin Ciccone, Denise Groover, Grace Meiners, Kurt Gantrish, Amanda Arcone, Dewi Paulino, Tom Polley, Jeff Stearns, and Joe Pych. Great job!

NextMark is Back in the Saddle

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Deb Johnson is helping the non-profit Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center with their website and marketing as a NextMark community service project. Among other things, BITS ETC provides therapy for people with disabilities “aged 4 to 94”:


Richardson’s Golden Service

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

In 2010, more than 4,400 athletes participated in Special Olympics Oklahoma. During the three-day event, athletes competed in Aquatics, Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Motor Activities, Power-lifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Stars of the Future, Healthy Athletes and Olympic Village.

This event would not be possible without the support of extremely dedicated volunteers like  Charlotte Richardson who served through NextMark‘s community service program. She provided transportation and support for athletes like Destinee who is shown above accepting the gold medal for winning the Running Long Jump.

Janet Nixon Tornado Relief Project

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The task of cleaning up your property after a tornado can feel insurmountable; but, with the help of a volunteer group, you can make huge progress in an afternoon.

On May 18, Janet Nixon participated in a tornado cleanup effort in Seminole, Oklahoma. This 12-hour work project required work gloves, bottles of water, energy and enthusiasm. (more…)

Swindell’s Sweet Service

Monday, March 29th, 2010

John Swindell gets the pre-schoolers from Wilmot Learning Place into a Granite State of Mind. In this NextMark community service project, he demonstrated the complete process of making maple syrup from tapping the tree, to boiling in the the sugar house, to final bottling. The kids tasted the final product as “sugar on snow” (maple syrup over crushed ice).