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Strikes For Scholarships

September 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Info: Austin Byrd, (239) 590-1016

So, you go bowling, and you throw a couple gutter balls. You get a bit deflated. Not to worry. On September 15, you can throw all the gutter balls you want and still come away a winner.
IMG_9292Head out to HeadPinz bowling alley with friends, family, co-workers or whomever to take part in the 12th annual Strikes For Scholarships charity bowling outing. Twenty-four lanes are reserved for this event benefitting the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association’s scholarship fund.
With more than 15,000 FGCU alumni in the area, this promises to be a fantastic afternoon at HeadPinz. Last year, Strikes For Scholarships raised $24,500, and this year, the alumni association hopes to top that mark. The impressive list of silent auction items includes Lasik eye surgery, tickets to Busch Gardens, a two-night stay at the South Seas Resort and autographed items donated from the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Rays.
“Last year, we were able to award three $1,000 scholarships,” noted Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Austin Byrd. “The scholarships go to deserving students who need the support. The goal each year is to increase the number of scholarships we can dole out.”IMG_9319
To bowl in the event, VIP tickets are $50, adult bowlers are $30, and children can bowl for $15. The price of admission includes bowling, food and non-alcoholic beverages (the bar will be open for purchases). FGCU’s mascot, Azul, will be on hand for high-fives, pictures and fun, and the arcade will be open as well.
Byrd expects more than 250 people will attend this enjoyable event, which is open to anyone in the community. The grand sponsor is Self Insured Plans. To register for Strikes For Scholarships, or for further information, visit

The Florida Gulf Coast Alumni Association is looking to award more scholarships to top students who need a little extra help financially. The Alumni Association is the foundation of the bond between all Eagles, past and present, and their alma mater. All members of the community are invited to support our local university as the Alumni Association invests in the future of FGCU.


September 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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HeadPinz Entertainment Center
14513 Global Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 302-2155