The Head Pin Hunters, a student group from John Wong’s Sport Management 489 class, will be putting on a bowling event Friday at Zeppoz bowling alley to benefit injured Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
The event starts at 4 p.m. and all proceeds will be donated to the Iraq Star Inc. Foundation.
“(This is an) opportunity for those with sympathetic emotions towards soldiers wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to give back and participate in the Pullman community,” said Kevin Faulkner, a senior sport management student and the event coordinator.
The Iraq Star Inc. Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at helping soldiers who are wounded both physically and mentally returning home from war. The foundation helps ease the trauma for returning soldiers who are still in need of surgery, medical care and treatment for issues relating to combat.
“Bowling for Vets” gives those in Pullman the opportunity to contribute and donate in a fun and rewarding way.
“(The event) creates an awareness in the minds of those affected by the wars,” said Stephen Gall, another event coordinator and senior sport management major. “(It is an opportunity to) give back to those who have served for our country.”
Those who are looking to give back can find a fun atmosphere at Zeppoz Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The event costs $20 for a team of two and consists of four games total with shoes included.
In addition, local Pullman radio station KUGR will be on hand to DJ the event as participants bowl for the cause. There will be prizes awarded to those who place in the top three as well as a 7-10 split competition.
A raffle will be held throughout the event with proceeds going to the foundation, as well. The raffle costs $1 to enter and participants will be eligible to win prizes varying from Cougar gear, gift cards and signed memorabilia.
Questions can be emailed to: HeadPinHunters@gmail.com.