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North Platte Public Schools Foundation to host bowling event

January 25, 2018 GMT

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation wants to bring together community members and raise money for necessities in the public schools. But first, it needs bowling teams.

The foundation’s event, Bulldog Bowl, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Wild Bill’s Wings & Bowling. Jodi Howard, executive director, is looking for up to 44 teams consisting of five or six members.

If each team earns $500 in pledges, they receive a T-shirt, food, soda and, if legally able, a pitcher of beer. Registration deadline is Feb. 9; those wanting a T-shirt should register by Feb. 2. If people want to come just to bowl, the cost is $50.

Teams can be businesses, entities or just friends and family, Howard said.

“I know that $500 sounds like a lot of money,” Howard said. But she added that the money is split “between five and six members.”

In her position, Howard has heard others speak of the need for scholarships for college-level classes offered at North Platte High School. Funds raised from Bulldog Bowl will be used for those and other necessities that can’t be reached when the foundation isn’t in its grant cycle — the time when it actively gives grants — or when available funds are earmarked for other projects, she said. The money will start what Howard called the Bulldog Fund. Howard hopes to raise $10,000.

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“We want to be able to give scholarships to all kids,” Howard said. “North Platte is a giving community.”

Teams can register at the foundation’s website, nppsf.org, or by calling the office at 308-696-3325. Pledge forms can be picked up at registration, or Howard can deliver to individual teams, she said.