'Mustache Bowling' to support AdPro

AdPro, the student chapter of the American Advertising Federation, will hold “Mustache Bowling,” a benefit at Rolling Meadows Bowling Alley on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The fundraiser will benefit AdPro and its student scholarship fund, and also raise money for students to attend an AAF career conference in Chicago.

“AdPro is a great way for students to work in a team environment and get real world experience,” senior Laura McCarty said. “Design and marketing students get the chance to design and promote items for clients, fundraiser events and other events that we put on throughout the year.”

“Not only does AdPro create a great social environment, but its tie to the AAF also allows students to participate in career conferences and fairs,” said senior Lisa Bathory, AdPro and student chapter AAF president.

Aside from the professional benefits of AdPro, the organization also volunteers in the community and organizes events within the college.

“Throughout the year, AdPro is involved in a variety of different activities from social events to art shows to community service,” Bathory said. “We also do annual Halloween parties, White Elephant parties and recruitment parties which allow students to be more involved and meet other students outside our major. We also volunteer in Christmas on Campus.”

The other advantage of AdPro is the student scholarship fund.

“Each year, the American Federation of Northwestern Pennsylvania awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to regional college students working towards degrees in advertising, graphic design, journalism and related fields,” AFNWPA President Brian Amick said. “This fundraiser will help us continue to provide these important scholarships, and will also allow us to continue our mission of improving the local business community through professional development, networking, and professional recognition opportunities.”

“Mustache Bowling” has been organized by Bathory, the Performing Arts Center Assistant Marketing Manager Michelle Ellia, and other AdPro board members, including McCarty and seniors Margaret Moltz and Debbie Brunner.

So for an “evening of mischief and mustaches,” simply “round up a team of up to five bowlers, put on some ’staches and come bowl for a good cause,” states the event’s brochure.

Students must be 21 years and older to attend the benefit. The cost is $20 per person and $15 for students. Questions can be directed to Michelle Ellia at extension 2194 or mellia@mercyhurst.edu.