(Jan. 6, 2011)--The UTSA Staff Council invites UTSA faculty, staff, students and friends to participate in the Strikes for Scholarships bowling fundraiser and silent auction. The event is 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24 at University Bowl, 12332 West Interstate 10, near De Zavala Road. Proceeds will support the Staff Council annual scholarship awarded to at least one staff undergraduate student and one staff graduate student.
The event will include a silent auction, giveaways, door prizes and competition. Teams of up to six bowlers, singles and families are welcome to attend. The cost for two games and rental shoes is $15 per person. Early birds who register by Friday, Jan. 14 will receive a gift bag; the registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 19.
"The UTSA Staff Council serves as the voice for UTSA staff on a variety of issues and includes at least one staff member from each VP area of the university," said Cie Gee, UTSA graduation coordinator and Staff Council chair. "As part of our service to UTSA, the Staff Council awards annual scholarships to help UTSA staff who are undergraduate and graduate students defray their educational expenses. Strikes for Scholarships will continue this tradition."
Two bowling games and rental shoes are included in the fundraiser's $15-per-person entry fee. Early birds who register and make their payments by Friday, Jan. 14 will receive a gift bag. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Those who can't attend but would like to support the scholarship fund can give at the UTSA Staff Council website. (At the site, select "Donate.")
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