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Bowling to Benefit Military Families This Weekend

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Bowling centers in the Tulsa area are participating in a nationwide benefit for Folds of Honor this Presidents Day weekend.

Folds of Honor raises funds to award scholarships to children or spouses of fallen or wounded service members. According to the organization, many do not qualify for federal tuition assistance.

Donations will be collected at participating bowling centers and can be made online or by text message.

Folds of Honor has an Oklahoma connection. It was started by in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard after witnessing a flag-draped casket being presented to a family on an airport tarmac while a passenger on a commercial flight. The sight of the fallen service member's four year old boy inspired him to create Folds of Honor and see that the child receive the organization's first scholarship. Since then, it has presented more than 5,400 educational scholarships.

Bowlers can hit the lanes at the following seven Tulsa area bowling centers through Monday:

Broken Arrow Lanes

4701 S. Elm Place

Broken Arrow, OK 74011


Lanes at Coffee Creek

10301 Owasso Expy

Owasso, OK 74055


Sahoma Lanes

1499 N 9th St.

Sapulpa, OK 74066


Andy B's Tulsa

8711 S Lewis Ave

Tulsa, OK 74137


AMF Sheridan Lanes

3121 S Sheridan Rd

Tulsa, OK 74145


Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge

211 S Elgin Ave

Tulsa, OK 74120


AMF Sheridan Lanes

3121 S. Sheridan Road

Tulsa, OK 74145

Donations can also be made online at www.foldsofhonor.org/donate or via text.

For a $5 donation text the word HERO to 80888. For a $10 donation, text USA to 80888. Text message donations will be added the donor's cell phone bill.

For more information on the bowling benefit, see http://www.ebonite.com/patriotbowlingdaycenters.html or http://www.foldsofhonor.org/patriot-bowling-day.


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