News | September 03, 2015

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Join annual bowling bash to raise scholarship money

Last year's Dollars for FGCU Scholars raised $15,000 for scholarships.
Last year’s Dollars for FGCU Scholars raised $15,000 for scholarships.

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Alumni Association will host the ninth annual Dollars for FGCU Scholars fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at HeadPinz Entertainment Center in Fort Myers.

The public is invited to join FGCU alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university for a fun afternoon of bowling. Last year’s sold-out event raised $15,000 for student scholarships.

“It has been exciting and rewarding to watch this event grow over the years,” said Kimberly Wallace, director of Alumni Relations. “We are thrilled to support scholarships while providing an entertaining opportunity for our alumni and friends to reconnect.”

The evening includes two hours of bowling, food and beverages.

Guests can also participate in a silent auction. Items up for bid include a two-night stay at the DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach, a baseball autographed by Chicago White Sox ace and former Eagle standout Chris Sale and a four-course chef’s dinner and wine tour at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Prizes also will be awarded to bowling competitors in three categories: Most Spirited Team Top Turkey and Top Bowler. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, which assists deserving FGCU students with the cost of tuition.

Lane sponsorships are available at $350. Individual registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children 7 and younger, and includes shoe rental. VIP lane upgrades, which include the above plus special accommodations, private lane-side bar service and snacks, are available for $40.

For more information, call assistant director of Programs Angela Kunkle at (239) 745-4343, or register online at alumni.fgcu.edu.

The FGCU Alumni Association is dedicated to engaging graduates in a lifelong allegiance with FGCU and fellow alumni, cultivating opportunities for personal and professional growth after graduation, celebrating pride in the principles and achievements of FGCU and its graduates and inspiring individual investment in the university’s future.