HED: Charity bowling tournament continues to grow
By Todd Vinyard
Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon isn’t the only Labor Day charity event.
The fifth annual Chris Wall Memorial Scholarship Classic gave out $3,600 in scholarship money to young bowlers in four age divisions this weekend at Rebelanes in Tupelo. Approximately 142 teams consisting of a youth and adult bowlers competed in the three-day event. Participants came from seven different states.
“We’re really pleased that this tournament continues to grow each year with tremendous local support,” said Herb Wall, the owner of Rebelanes. “Our scholarship fund is up to $48,000 and should pass $50,000 soon, we’re excited about the generous donations of time and money we have received to make this event possible.”
The event is named in memory of Walls’ son Chris, who died in an automobile accident.
Scholarship winners take home $350 for first place, $200 for second place, $150 for third place, and $100 for fourth place. The scholarship money is kept and then paid directly to the school of the winner’s choice.
Brett and Neal Tice of Baldwyn have won around $2,000 combined during their years in the tournament.
A complete list of winners including the Steve Mixon Family Award winners is on page 2C.