Dr. Nita Unruh
Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies, 308.865.8626 or

More than 200 students in PE 429/829 sports marketing and REC 354 programming in recreation and sport classes have organized a bowling tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska.
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Big Apple Fun Center in Kearney. Participants are guaranteed three games of bowling and shoes.
The team with the highest score will receive a cash prize of $200, while other participants will be eligible for a variety of prizes, including restaurant gift cards, free movie rentals, free oil changes, tanning and beauty packages, and gift cards from a variety of Kearney businesses. The two classes have a goal of raising $2,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, a chartered chapter of the national foundation which grants special wishes to Nebraska children facing life-threatening illnesses.
According to Dr. Nita Unruh of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies, the project is organized solely by students as a method of learning how to conceptualize and execute a large promotional event.
“We can talk theory and have lecture/discussion, but real learning takes place when students have to conduct a project,” Dr. Unruh said.
The two classes have formerly organized the Hoops for Heart basketball tournament for the American Heart Association.