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Luxury prizes featured at Dollars for FGCU Scholars bowling event and silent auction

By Staff | Aug 30, 2011

The fifth annual Dollars for FGCU Scholars event will feature unique resort and spa experiences, world-class golf, and more. Hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Alumni Association, the bowling event and silent auction will take place at Beacon Bowl Lanes in Naples Saturday, Sept. 10.

Limited tickets are still available to the public and include an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Beacon Bowl Lanes for lifetime alumni members starting at 6 p.m., followed by two games of bowling, food and beverages at 6:30 p.m.

For an additional fee guests can participate in bowling bingo and a silent auction emceed by Las Vegas announcer Peter Sorensen. Exclusive prizes include a round of golf at Bonita Bay East, Fort Myers Miracle tickets, a stay at Naples Grande Beach Resort, and gift certificates from Golf Galaxy, Naples Princess Cruise, Naples Transportation and Tours, Naples Zoo, Publix and Purely You Spa.

Prizes will also be awarded to bowling competitors in four categories: Best Team Costume, Most Spirited Team, Top Turkey and Top Bowler.

All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund which assists deserving FGCU students with the cost of tuition. Past recipients include Nichole Doyle, Joshua Thomas, Jessica Davie, Casey Panepinto, Sasha Sadez and Katherine Almonte.

Lane sponsorship is $250; individual sign-up is $25 for adults and includes shoe rental, children seven and under are $15. Spectators can support the event and enjoy food and beverages for $10.

For more information, call 239-590-1087 or register at www.fgcu.edu/alumni.