Alumni bowl-a-thon sponsorships a good investment in campus students

Penn State New Kensington students will be the beneficiaries of the Alle-Kiski Society's Alumni bowl-a-thon that is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell, Pa.

Proceeds from the 10th annual edition benefit campus projects and the Alle-Kiski Society Endowed Scholarship that funds yearly awards to campus undergraduates. For 2011-12, the society awarded $3,000 in scholarships to Gretchen Toy of Kittanning, Pa; Shanna Williams and Corey Zell of Apollo, Pa; and Vanessa Peck and Justin Tinnemeyer of Lower Burrell, Pa. Since 1998, the society has awarded $33,000 to 43 campus students.

The scholarship amount is expected to rise dramatically in the future as the alumni group grows its endowment level by 50 percent over the next 30 months. Two years ago, the society pledged to increase the principal by $25,000, from its current total of $51,000 to $76,000 by June 2014.

To reach its target number, the alumni group is relying on lane sponsorships. With varying perks, the sponsorships are available on two levels, “Big Ten” for $100 and “Nittany Lion,” for $50. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to invest in campus students by taking advantage of sponsorship opportunities.

For bowlers, the entry fee is $20 and includes three games and shoe rental. Four- or five-person teams may sign up, or individuals may sign up and be assigned to a short-handed team. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to roll a few “strikes’ to raise dollars for the society's scholarship fund.

For information, contact Bill Woodard at 724-334-6049 or via email.

To download the sponsorship form, visit online.


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Last Updated March 01, 2012