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Strike Out Breast Cancer fun event scheduled for Oct. 4; Butler is SMCBA veep

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Area certified and non-certified bowlers alike can help benefit a worthy cause by participating in the Strike Out Breast Cancer fun event, to be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Sarasota Lanes.

Hosted by the Sarasota-Manatee County Women's Bowling Hall of Fame, the event, open to the public, carries a cost of $20 per person if paid in advance (by Sept. 19), or $25 at the door.

The cost will include two games of bowling, plus prizes, a silent auction and other surprises, and people paying for advance registration will receive a T-shirt.

Children are welcome, and bumper bowling will be available, upon request, for those under 10 years of age.

Proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the area Youth Scholarship Fund and the Sarasota-Manatee Women's Bowling Hall of Fame, and Sarasota Lanes is donating use of its facilities for the event.

Complete information can be found on the official entry blank, and to view or download it, click here.

Sarasota-Manatee association's annual meeting report

Cee Butler, a former president of the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association, was elected to a two-year term as vice president of the local governing body at the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 17.

While Sandy Combs will complete her two-year term as SMCBA president during the upcoming 2014-15 season, youth director Breck Hausler was elected as a regular director, as was Cindy Territo. Two open positions remain on the board of directors.

The following were selected as SMBCA delegates: Sandy Combs and Terry Wood. USBC national; Wood, Butler, Hausler and Bruce Combs, men's state: and Sandy Combs and Karen Shaffer, women's state, with Butler and Janice Muri designated as women's state alternates.

The financial report indicated that the association had a regular membership of 1,859 during the past season, plus 124 youth members and 41 associate members.

The SMCBA will be host association for the Florida State USBC's Men's Jamboree, to be held October 10-12, with the Ramada Waterfront Hotel in Manatee County being the venue. In addition to the regular meetings and official business, a golf event will take place on Friday, a bowling tournament on Saturday morning and a banquet on Saturday afternoon, and a banquet on Saturday night.

The final frame: Sharon Maschino

Sharon Maschino, former general manager at Galaxy Lanes centers in Bradenton and Palmetto, died at the age 71 in Bradenton on Aug. 27.

She was born in Joliet, Ill., on Nov. 30, 1942, but moved to Bradenton in 1946 and spent the rest of her life there. After working at the Galaxy Bradenton center (now AMF Bradenton), she was appointed GM in 1986, and in 1995, she was transferred to Galaxy Palmetto, where she also served as GM.

Needless to say, in those positions, she had numerous interactions with members of the area bowling community, and she will definitely be missed.

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