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CSULB Students Benefit From Textbook Scholarships

Published: April 16, 2012

The Forty-Niner Shops at CSULB are gearing up for the 4th Annual Bowling for Books event, scheduled for Friday, April 20, from 2-6 p.m. at Cal Bowl in Lakewood. The event schedule will be registration, 1-2 p.m.; bowling tournament, 2-5 p.m.; and results and awards reception, 5-6 p.m.

The fundraiser, which began in 2009, was the idea of Forty-Niner Shops’ general manager Don Penrod, in an effort to help address the rising cost of books.

“As a bookstore, we hear first-hand about the cost of textbooks,” said Penrod. “We decided rather than complain about the cost of books, we could do something and start bowling to raise money for scholarships. The university awarded 100 textbook scholarships this school year totaling $25,000 thanks to our sponsors and participants.”

All bowlers—students, faculty, staff and community members—are invited to participate and solicit donations on behalf of the scholarship campaign. Thanks to sponsors’ support, all donations raised by bowlers will go directly to endow student scholarships for textbooks and course material.

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Each bowler will receive three games and shoe rental, an event T-shirt, refreshments, raffle and other prizes, and a results and awards reception.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 13. To register or learn more about the tournament visit the Bowling for Books website or contact Linda Welty at 562/985-7700. To apply or learn more about other CSULB scholarships available, visit the CSULB Center for Scholarship Information website.