By Amanda Allie

Whether it's bumper bowling or the real deal, many of us have enjoyed bowling since we were small children. Why not renew our childhood sensation and make it a night of fun May 18 to help create scholarships for graduate students? On that Friday night from 5-9 pm, Madonna University will be putting on an event called "Bowling for Scholars."

The event will take place at Woodland Lanes on Plymouth Road in Livonia, and is open to all ages. The night will consist of many activities beyond bowling and includes mystery games, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and much more. Pizza, salad, and pop will be available.

The winner of the scholarship will be announced the night of the event at 7 pm, but the scholarship winner will not be the only winner that night. A little later in the evening there will be a trophy presentation for our best bowlers, Team Spirit Awards, and Mystery Game Winners, too.

"Why would I not want to go bowling, especially if it benefits Madonna?" said Lindsay Kryda, a junior majoring in Education. "I will definitely be requesting work off ahead of time, and hopefully gathering a group of friends to go too."

Teams are encouraged to form ahead of time, but are not necessary to participate. Teams should create fun t-shirts to show their spirit, and help them win the spirit award.

The cost is $20 per adult through May 16 and $25 per adult after May 16th, $10 for children under 12, and $15 per spectator. Bumper bowling will be available for children. Spectators, like participants, will receive pizza and a lunch cooler.

"It is a really fun evening and always receives rave reviews!" says Edie Raleigh, the Dean of Graduate School of Research at Madonna University.

Those who wish to participate should be able to find a copy of the flier under Blackboard, or can email Raleigh at for a copy. Simply fill out the form and mail it to the address provided, or call (734) 432-5667. It is suggested to reserve your lane by May 16.


Bowling event raises money for grad scholarships