Strike! MTO’s Annual Bowl-A-Thon
June 20, 2017 – 7:59 AM | No Comment

Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 3PM-6PM
Diversey River Bowl, 2211 Diversey, Chicago IL

Each year MTO sponsors a bowling tournament to raise funds to support our mission to educate, organize and empower tenants to have a voice …

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