Athletics Bowling Fundraiser a Success
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CARTERVILLE – The quintet of Cody Jurgens, Matt Witt, Eric Melvin, Denver Powers and Martin Grant captured a second straight championship for Skystar Residential Services of De Soto at Sunday’s annual John A. Logan College Athletics Bowling Tournament fundraiser.
The group posted a winning score of 3,706 for three games in the Nine-Pin match. Rounding out the top five were: Ike Honda (3,644); SI Bowl (3,313); Silver Collections (2,894); and SIU Credit Union (2,634).
Skystar Residential Services was led by Cody Jurgens’ 818 series. He had a high game of 300 and 272 average. His teammate, Matt Witt, also bowled a 300.
Others recording perfect games were: Joseph LaBotte, Ron Harner and Jason Eigenrauch. It was LaBotte who earned the High Men’s Series award at 841. On the women’s side, Carmen Allen-Adeoye was awarded High Women’s Series at 717, while Brenda Walker earned High Women’s Game at 275.
“It’s another good day for JALC Athletics,” said the college’s Athletics Director Jerry Halstead. “We had 24 teams participating, which is about the same number of teams we always have. Thanks to our event underwriter, Mike Cripps and First Bank & Trust of Murphysboro, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year.”Counting entry fees and lane sponsorships, it was anticipated that Logan Athletics would take in a little more than $7,000.
“With funding shortages statewide and tighter budgets, every dollar counts these days,” Halstead said. “What we make here will help us complete our schedule of games in some cases. That’s where we’re at right now (in terms of funding). That’s why we very much appreciate the support we receive from our surrounding communities and businesses. It is because of them that events like this bowling tournament are a success.”
Donating a catered meal at the fundraiser was 17th Street Bar & Grill. Koerner Distributor provided the beverages.