Bowl-a-Thon today to benefit Livingstone UNCF

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 19, 2016

By Laurie D. Willis
Livingstone College News Service

SALISBURY — Looking for something fun and healthy to do with your children for a few hours?

Stop by Woodleaf Bowling Lanes on Jake Alexander Boulevard and participate in Livingstone College’s annual UNCF Bowl-a-Thon today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event promises to be exciting, and you’ll be helping support the United Negro College Fund, which helps to send deserving students to college.

“The Annual Bowl-a-Thon allows us the opportunity to fund-raise as we help deserving men and women attend college and earn their degrees,” said Livingstone College UNCF Director Deborah F. Johnson. “Many of our students have the desire to attend college, but the cost is sometimes unaffordable for them.

“UNCF helps to make college a reality for many young people,” Johnson continued. “On Saturday, Livingstone College is offering Salisbury area residents a chance to contribute to that worthwhile cause while affording a chance for them to have some fun, get in a little exercise and win some door prizes. This annual event is always successful, and I’m confident Saturday’s event will be as well.”

Throughout the year, Livingstone has several events designed to raise money for the United Negro College Fund. The college sponsors a Casino Night in August, the “Share Your Love” Hall of Fame Banquet in February, the Bowl-a-Thon and also a Women in History Brunch on April 18. All of these events assist with the fundraising efforts to meet the annual UNCF campaign goal.

State W. Alexander, III, Livingstone’s vice president for Communications & Public Relations, attends the Bowl-a-Thon virtually every year. Alexander served as Livingstone’s UNCF director in the ’90s.

“This is probably among the most popular events Livingstone sponsors that the community participates in,” Alexander said. “It’s family oriented, and even little children can bowl and feel satisfied they’ve done something meaningful and worthwhile. The true beauty of it is that children who participate in Livingstone’s Bowl-a-Thon today may be beneficiaries of UNCF dollars tomorrow.”

Want to go?

What: Livingstone College’s Annual UNCF Bowl-a-Thon

When: Today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Boulevard West, Salisbury

For more information, please contact Deborah F. Johnson at 336-466-3087