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Foundation aims to 'Bowl Out Bowel Disease'

The Ulcerative Colitis Foundation of America plans to Bowl out Bowel Disease with its first bowling tournament at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Thunderbird Lanes.

The organization's mission is to generate awareness and support those with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and colorectal cancer, as well as their families.

 Nicole Dillinger is the public relations director of the Ulcerative Colitis Foundation of America. Her brother, Bradley Bennett, founded the organization in 2010 and has established a branch in Texas.

"We're wanting to branch out to raise awareness not only in our hometown but all over," Dillinger said. "It's not a disease anyone wants to talk about."

Dillinger is beginning to establish a branch in Lawton, and Bowl Out Bowel Disease is the organization's first event. Every team in the tournament will bowl three games, and the best ball from each frame will be counted. Prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the highest scores. The entry fee is $100 for a four-player team. Funds raised will go toward an Ulcerative Colitis Foundation of America scholarship and resources to help raise awareness.

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