Bowling event in Alexandria takes aim at illiteracy
The Alexandria Echo Press' Strike Out Illiteracy effort puts newspapers in Douglas County classrooms.
ALEXANDRIA — For the 22nd year, the Echo Press Strike Out Illiteracy raised money to provide newspapers for teachers to use in their Douglas County classrooms as part of the Newspapers In Education program.
Businesses and organizations sponsor teams to play in the annual tournament, which takes place at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria, and the proceeds go to NIE.
Thirty teams signed up for this year's event that took place Tuesday, Sept. 20. There were also 16 lane sponsors and three classroom sponsors.
Bowlers, from beginners to the very talented, tested their skills in three games, each with different rules. In game one, they received automatic strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames. Game two allowed bowlers to be credited with a strike if they knocked down nine pins and in the final game, eight or nine pins were enough to earn a strike.
After bowling, a drawing for prizes took place.