Five and counting for Gamma Phi Beta sorority as they hold their fifth annual Bowling Classic to benefit both their local and national philanthropy.
“The money raised will mostly support our local philanthropy, Moxie Angels, an after school organization that promotes intellectual and social development for pre-adolescent girls, but some will also go to our national philanthropy, Camp Fire USA,” said Emilie Ross, a senior family studies major from Broken Bow and the Gamma Phi’s philanthropy chairwoman.
“The women of our chapter believe that it is very important to help out with underprivileged girls in our local community,” Ross said. “The girls are able to do many activities such as visiting the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Worlds of Fun and have birthday parties that they may not have been able to do without the support of our organization.”
The Bowling Classic will be held Nov. 10 at the Big Apple Fun Center, with lane times at 6, 8, and 10 p.m. “We would love to have all the time slots filled,” Ross said.
The teams are set up to play scotch doubles, which is a system where two bowlers on each team play alternate shots throughout the game.
The price per team of two people is $8, and you can buy your tickets from a member of Gamma Phi or at a booth in the student union where you can also purchase raffle tickets.
At every sorority’s philanthropy, prizes are given away, and this one is no exception. The large raffle item is a 64 GB Apple iPad, which will be awarded to the winning team. You can purchase raffle tickets from a Gamma Phi member for $1.
“The Bowling Classic offers students the opportunity to participate in a fun activity while also giving back to the Kearney community,” Ross said.