MLK Jr. charity bowl expected to raises money for Isabella Community Soup Kitchen

Taylor Ballek/ Staff Photographer Detroit graduate student Henry Hammond, left, jokes around with CMU alum Michael McArthur during Martin Luther King Jr. bowling event Tuesday night at the URec Bowling Lanes in the Student Activity Center.

They were down to the final frame.

Alexander Argenta, a Holt freshman, held a 25-point lead over Haslett freshman Jordan Scott, with a score of 115 to 90.

"This is where he gets gutter and gutter," Argenta taunted. Scott responded with a quick, "yeah, right."

Scott approached the lane and launched the bowling ball toward the 10 pins, sitting idly in the distance. But to Scott's dismay, Argenta's prediction was right both times. Scott's half of the frame ended as it began, with the score at 115 to 90.

Not every bowling match was as tense Tuesday night as about 55 students bowled for charity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. week at the Student Activity Center’s URec Center.

Hosted by the Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS) for the third year in a row, proceeds will be donated to the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen. Proceeds are expected to reach roughly $275.

D'Wayne Jenkins, assistant director of MASS, said MLK week events this year have been well-attended, and he expects high turnouts at events throughout the week. Jenkins said the legacy of MLK is the reason why they celebrate MLK week every year.

"He exemplified charity," Jenkins said. "We feel this is a great way to honor his memory and his work: celebrating through charity."

Wisconsin junior Matthew Losiniecki had a particularly good night of bowling.

"I bowled 173; that's better than usual," Losiniecki said. "Actually, now that I think about it, that's actually my best."

Losiniecki didn't come out to bowl for Martin Luther King week. On the contrary, he just enjoyed bowling. However, he said he appreciates what the week and the man represent.

"Martin Luther King was a great man who did great things," Losiniecki said. "He was all about peace, unity and equality, and he lived his life in a way to make those things happen."

Michael McArthur, a MASS staff member who helped prepare for the event, said the group was simply trying to emulate what MLK stood for.

"It's just another way you celebrate Martin Luther King," McArthur said "He was there for minority groups, for poor individuals, and this is just us doing what he did"


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