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Alumni scholarship holds first annual bowling tournament

Strikes for Students Bowling tournament planned for March 10

The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will hold a Strikes for Students Bowling Tournament March 10 - 11 at the Adirondack Lanes.

The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will hold a Strikes for Students Bowling Tournament March 10 - 11 at the Adirondack Lanes.

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will hold a Strikes for Students Bowling Tournament March 10 - 11 at the Adirondack Lanes.

“It’s going to be a fun time for old friends and new acquaintance to get together to raise money for our scholarship,” said Joyce Cooper, president of the Alumni Scholarship Organization.

Fifty percent of the proceeds will go into the scholarship fund and 50 percent of the funds will go to pay for prizes and the use of the lanes.

The tournament will be held in two segments and will begin at noon and 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be 2 divisions, one for bowlers with established handicaps and one for everyone else.

“Everyone is invited to come, it isn’t just an event for Ticonderoga Alumni,” Cooper said. “It’s for anyone who wants to come out play to help raise money for the scholarship.”

The cost to participate will be $16 for adults and $12 for kids, the fee includes three games and shoe rental.

There will be cash prizes awarded to adults and children will be awarded gift cards from local retailers.

During the event there will be other activities and drawings for participants to enjoy such as a 50/50 raffle, a strike pool competition, and a give-away for a new bowling ball donated by Adirondack Lanes.

The Alumni Scholarship fund began providing scholarships for Ticonderoga students in 2006. It has provided 190 students with $76,000 in scholarships, giving out about $15,000 in scholarships a year.

Cooper said the organization hopes to raise $15,000 this year with various events to provide scholarships to the Ticonderoga High School class of 2012.

“We have a lot more planned for this year such as our golf tournament in the summer,” Cooper said. “This is only our first year with bowling, and we hope to do this again every year.”

Team sign-ups for the tournament are available in advance or at the door. For more information about purchasing a ticket, the event or to make a contribution the scholarship fund contact Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.

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