Intramural tourney highlights alumni bowlathon for New Kensington scholarships

February 24, 2016

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. — The Chancellor's Cup, emblematic of bowling supremacy at Penn State New Kensington, is up for grabs as campus students, faculty and staff test their mettle in the annual event to determine the best bowlers on campus.

The intramural tournament is held in conjunction with the Alle-Kiski Society's 14th annual Alumni Bowlathon from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell. Hosted by the alumni society, the family-fun event is open to alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Penn State. 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.

Lane sponsorships, the backbone of the fundraising effort, are available for $50 and $100. Tournament sponsorships are available for $250 and $500. All proceeds benefit the Alle-Kiski Society's endowed scholarship at the campus. For the 2015-16 academic year, the society awarded a record $5,500 in scholarships to four New Kensington students: Lynsie Headley, of Ford City; Alissa Dolensky, of Lower Burrell; Adis Juklo, of Pittsburgh; and Carley Carnahan, of Lower Burrell. Since 1998, the society has awarded $53,500 to 59 campus students.

Last year, more than 180 alumni and friends filled Wildlife Lanes to capacity and raised $7,100. John Spadaro, a 1982 Penn State graduate and a member of the society’s board of directors, has chaired the event since its inception.

The cup currently resides with the Old Timers, a staff team of Bubba Hileman, Chet Howell, Tim Perroz, Steve Perroz and Carol Perroz. The Old Timers have hoisted the cup a record eight times. The Mean Four own two titles, and Juicers, Fun Fest and Half-Keglers, the inaugural cup holders, are one-win wonders.

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

For registration and sponsorship forms, visit

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    Since 2003, Penn State New Kensington students, faculty and staff have been immortalized with their names etched on the coveted Chancellor's Cup, emblematic of bowling superiority at campus. Who will join the pantheon of greats in 2016? 

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Last Updated February 24, 2016