Niles Bowl for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research

Published 9:00 am Friday, February 19, 2016

After raising a record $20,000 a year ago for breast cancer research and support, Niles Bowl for the Cure is returning for a 10th year with the goal of raising even more money.

This year’s event will take place beginning at noon Saturday at Joey Armadillo’s Bowling Alley, which is located at 2732 S. 11th St., in Niles.

Event organizer Chris Marlin said they still have openings for walk-in bowlers for the 4 p.m. shift. The noon shift is currently full. Cost is $30 at the door.

In addition to three games of bowling, participants will be able to enjoy music from DJ Erika Renee (Pickles), raffles, 50/50 drawings, tip boards, a silent auction and more.

People do not have to bowl in order to take part in the other activities. There will also be more than 200 loaves of bread for sale on a first come, first served basis.

All proceeds will be donated to the Southwest Michigan Komen Affiliates. Seventy-five percent of the money stays in southwest Michigan to support programs like free mammograms for the uninsured. The remaining 25 percent goes toward the national Susan G. Komen For the Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending breast cancer.