Written by Kate Harner
The Bowlathon has become an annual tradition involving the Eastern community, alumni, local businesses and the general public to raise funds for scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to a minimum of five high school seniors who will enroll at Eastern next fall. Eligible students must attend 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: www.easternct.edu/advancement/development/bowlathon/. Team registration and sponsor forms should be returned to the ECSU Foundation, located at 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, Gelsi-Young Hall, Institutional Advancement, Room 120. Pledge forms and pledge money must be turned in by March 4, 2011.