MEREDA is proud to sponsor its Second Annual Bowl-a-Thon Fundraising Event at Bayside Bowl in Portland on May 1, 2014. "Strikes for Scholars" will support scholarships for students enrolled in the building trades and business programs at Maine's Community College System.
Our goal was to raise enough to fund at least one scholarship at each of the state's seven community colleges and to support Maine students as they prepare for careers that promote MEREDA's mission of responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State. Thanks to the support of our Bowling Teams and Sponsors, MEREDA will be awarding $7000 in Scholarships to Maine Students enrolled in the Maine Community College System!
The event will include a silent auction of assorted sports, entertainment, and dining items including our special sports celebrity guest, presented by AAA Energy Service Co. All proceeds will benefit the MEREDA scholarship fund.
We have secured our 20 teams and we’re ready to bowl! Join us on May 1 to cheer on our bowling teams, bid on some exciting silent auction items, support a worthy cause, AND have some fun at the same time!
Special Sports Celebrity Guest: We are excited that former Boston Celtic great, David Cowens, will be joining us! David will be going team to team for handshakes, hellos and photos! David will also be at the Silent Auction table helping inspire bids to raise more money for this fundraising event! Make sure you stop by the silent auction to see Dave and bid on lots of great items!
David Cowens was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. Of his 11 years in the league, David played 10 of those years for the Celtics. During his career, David averaged 17.6 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, was selected to seven All-Star Games, was named to the All-NBA Second Team three times, and was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team in 1976 and All-NBA Defensive Second Team in 1973 and 1980. He was a member of the Celtics' 1974 and 1976 NBA Championship teams.
In 1996, David was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.