Bowling for Scholars
Bowling for Scholars started in May 2005 by St. Louis Community College Auxillary Services. Auxillary Service employees continue to design and host this annual event and donate our proceeds to the STLCC Foundation. Employees in our bookstores recognized that there was an unmet need for students when they purchase course materials or Metro Transit Passes. Our goal is to raise money that can be awarded to students in small amounts of up to $250. The generous support of our corporate sponsors, bowling teams and individual donations have helped us generate more than $240,000 in the past nine years. We have been able to assist more than 1,800 students in the purchase and rental of their course materials, crucial elements of their success at the college.
Check out the rest of our photos of this event at our Flickr account.
We rely primarily on our business partners in Auxillary Services - food service vendors, publishers, and general merchandise suppliers - to support the event as corporate sponsors. Auxillary Service employees solicit donations of goods and services from local and national vendors to create unique items for our online auction and silent auction on the day of the event. We also host special breakfasts, bake sales, bowling pin art contest along with soliciting small donations in our bookstores from our students, faculty and staff.
Bowling for Scholars 2014 Fundraising Totals
Online Auction Net Revenue - $3,700.00
Alley & Cosand - $4,400.00
Foundation Registration - $2,250.00
Sponsors - $22,625.00
Forest Park Bookstore - $779.97
Florissant Valley Bookstore - $1,367.30
Meramec Bookstore - $821.94
South Bookstore - $9.00
Wildwood Bookstore - $1,124.19
Winners of our mini-Ipad contest:
Florissant Valley: Teri Hacker
Forest Park: Monica Miley
Meramec: Wendy Teal
Wildwood/Cosand: Jill Guyton
Bowling for Scholars winning artists:
District Winners: There was a tie between Noel Hinton's of Cosand, and Meramec students Bridget Kennedy and Jamie Gann. Congratulations to all the artists. It was a striking show for Meramec this year, with special recognition to their entries which were outstanding!
Artists and their pin sculpture titles:
Cosand: The Payroll Department "Fred Bird"
Forest Park: Jennifer Heffner "Life is a Journey"
Meramec: Bridget Kennedy and Jamie Gann "Cap-Pin Jack Spare-O"
Wildwood: David Schmiedeskamp "Grenade"
Team Ricoh won the highest scoring team award and Eddie Bolden of Forest Park won the highest scoring bowler award.
Thanks to each and every volunteer and donor!