A chance to bowl with Notre Dame football players for charity

Tribune Staff Report
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The Notre Dame chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its second-annual bowling event at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 4 at Strikes & Spares Event Center in Mishawaka. Proceeds from this event will go toward efforts of raising research funds for osteosarcoma.

Fans have an opportunity to bowl with current members of the Irish football team for an hour. Registrants will also get a photo opportunity with Notre Dame’s players.  Registration is $30 per person. Fans can also sponsor a bowling lane for $250.

Spaces for this event are limited. Contact info@upliftingathletes.org with any questions or concerns.

Notre Dame’s chapter, spearheaded by Irish linebacker Joe Schmidt, raises money and awareness for osteosarcoma, a rare malignant bone cancer that affects children. It chose this cause in honor of Middlebury teenager Sam Grewe, who was diagnosed with the rare condition in 2011, but has been cancer free for just over a year.

Troy Niklas having some fun as he is about to bowl under his legs during a charity event for Uplifting Athletes at Strikes and Spares Sunday, July 14, 2013. (Mike Hartman/South Bend Tribune)