Writen by Sarah Swann
The BOWLATHON has become an annual fundraising tradition involving the Eastern community, alumni, local businesses and the general public. While Eastern employees and local residents battle it out for pledges and pins, the real winners of the high-spirited event are the students who receive scholarships from the BOWLATHON'S proceeds.
Scholarships are awarded to a minimum of five high school seniors who will enroll at Eastern next fall. Eligible students must be attending a high school within a 20-mile radius of Eastern's campus.
Students, faculty and staff, alumni and local businesses are encouraged to send teams to participate in the BOWLATHON. Each team consists of four bowlers, who will each bowl three games. Each bowler must raise a minimum of $30 to bowl. Prizes will be given to the winning teams. Gifts will be given to everyone for participating. A pizza lunch is included.
Business-sponsored teams must register as "Striker" level sponsors ($300) or higher. Pledge sheets, team registration forms and sponsorship forms are located online at: http://nutmeg.easternct.edu/advancement/development/bowlathon/. Team registration and sponsor forms should be returned to The ECSU Foundation, located at