Local bowlers are expected to knock down pins to knock out breast cancer at the sixth annual Bowl for the Cure® bowling tournament to be held on Sunday, March 24.
A nine-pin no-tap tournament will be held at Cornhusker Lanes located at 900 East 1st Street in Ogallala. Bowling will begin at the completion of the Ogallala USBC Association meeting at approximately 2 p.m.
This year, local bowlers hope to raise money to contribute to Bowl for the Cure®, a year-round fundraising and awareness initiative organized by the United States Bowling Congress in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Bowlers around the United States organize tournaments, bowl-a-thons, raffles, auctions and more each year to support Bowl for the Cure®.
Last year, Ogallala bowlers raised over $300.
The entry fee is $15 with $3 going to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, whose promise is “to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
There will be special prizes, a 50/50 raffle on each squad with 50 percent of the proceeds going to Bowl for the Cure®.
To participate in this tournament or to make a contribution, contact Cornhusker Lanes at 284-4255 or Jon Forney at 308-352-8022.
It is not necessary to be a regular bowler to participate in this event.
All that is needed is the desire to fight breast cancer and have fun in the process.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Koman, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.
Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, nearly $1 billion has been invested to fulfill the promise to fight against breast cancer in the world.
For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-800-I’M AWARE.