Smiles and strikes will fill bowling alley at weekend fundraiser for Special Olympics

Smiles and strikes will fill bowling alley at weekend fundraiser for Special Olympics

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - There will be both smiles and strikes at a bowling alley in Wilmington this weekend, as police officers, community members and Special Olympians bowl at a fundraiser.

The UNCW Police Department holds its annual Bowling With Badges to benefit the Special Olympics North Carolina.

The event is Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Cardinal Lanes, 3907 Shipyard Boulevard.

The Special Olympics relies solely on community fundraisers for support.

To run the program it costs about $50,000 per year, but that money serves more than 500 local athletes at no additional cost to them.

To sign up to bowl, click here.

So far, the event raised more than $200.

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