5th annual Bowl for the Cure set for May 17 at Nesbit's Lanes
Seanna Bell is more than a recreational bowler.
Bell, 24, of Plum, is an amateur bowler who for the past five years has used her passion for a good cause.
Bell is organizing the fifth annual Bowl for the Cure Event on May 17 at Nesbit's Lanes in Plum.
Bell said she continues to volunteer for the cause because of the new people each year who are a part of the event.
“There are more survivors there every year,” she said. “Last year, two new survivors joined in.”
The four annual fundraisers have raised $10,000 for the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation, Bell said.
The national event, in conjunction with the United States Bowling Congress — an oversight committee for bowling tournaments — has raised more than $9 million.
Bell said she is aiming again to register 120 bowlers. Each participant bowls three games of nine pins with no tap, meaning any bowler who knocks down nine or more pins on his or her first ball is awarded a strike.
Bowlers are asked to wear pink shirts for the event. Pink is the international color to signify breast cancer awareness.
The event also includes a Chinese auction with about 30 baskets and a 50/50 raffle, and pizza, soda and a snack are served during the event.
An awards ceremony takes place the final game.
In addition to bowlers, Bell is looking for sponsors and donations.
Bell said the event gets more popular each year with more baskets and sponsors.
“Trying to top it each year is getting challenging,” Bell said.
Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753.
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