Waynesburg University’s student-run radio station, WCYJ-FM, hosted its annual Pumpkin Bowling event in conjunction with Harvest Fest put on by the University’s Student Senate Thursday, Oct. 31.
According to junior sports broadcasting student Brandon Rainelli, the general manager of WCYJ-FM, it was the 21st time the radio station hosted one of the campus’s favorite events.
“Pumpkin Bowling has been a Waynesburg tradition for some time now,” said Rainelli. “It is the biggest event [WCYJ-FM] puts on each year.”
While normal bowling consists of a bowling ball, Pumpkin Bowling substitutes the ball for a pumpkin. Participants bowl just as they do in normal bowling, except it’s outside and with a five-pound, orange sphere.
Rainelli said the money raised goes towards the radio station’s annual fundraising efforts for Relay for Life which takes place each year in the spring.
“[Pumpkin Bowling] is our second biggest fundraiser behind the 24-hour broadcast we do,” said Rainelli. “Last year our goal for the year was $2,500. The cause overall is great and we are increasing our goal this year.”
Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, who bowled against students, said the event is a great showing of the University’s spirit of service.
“[Waynesburg] has extraordinary students,” said Lee. “These students have a real heart for service and caring for other people.”
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