Chicago Bowled Over by Response to ACC Competition
Scores of alumni bowlers from the alumni groups.”
Wake Forest. Bowlers showed up in their “I saw a lot of
school colors and showcased their skills camaraderie,” Metz
with lights turned down and the music said. “People run-
turned up. ning up to get pizza
Participants bowled two full games each at the pizza buffet, bumping into folks, talk- Twenty Chicago Carolina Club bowlers competed against alum-
ni from six other ACC schools: Clemson, Florida State, N.C.
Chicago Carolina Club and six other Metz said all of
ACC schools were settin”em up and the participants were
knockin”em down at the club’s ACC either directed to a
Alumni Bowling Night. UNC Web page for
More than 80 bowlers hit 17 of the 35 registration or
lanes at the Waveland Bowl in the Windy picked up at some of
City for the Nov. 5 competition. Each lane the conference’s
was decorated with flags, streamers and football-viewing
banners from UNC, Clemson, Florida parties in the
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State, N.C. State,Virginia,Virginia Tech and Chicago area.
with their teams, and prizes were awarded ing to folks. It was just really exciting to see State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
for the top male and female bowlers based all of that.”
on the average of their two games. A prize Each school had its own raffle following
also was awarded to the top ACC school the match, Metz said. UNC offered prizes
based on the average of all its bowlers’ and gift cards from Best Buy and Starbucks,
scores. to name a few. Carolina T-shirts, hats and
The event looks to become an annual “It was a great opportunity to band
fall activity given its success, enthusiasm and together as an ACC conference and meet
turnout, said organizers Kevin Metz ’ 97 new friends and begin the networking for
and Will Beam ’05. future events,” Metz said. “It really started
After a two-hour bout, the Wake Forest other gear also were raffled off.
alumni won the top school average and top An old bowling pin and a $50 prize
men’s score. Carolina alumna Michelle were awarded to each of the winners in the
Furler ’05, one of 20 UNC bowlers, had male and female categories, and $80 was
the top overall female score. given to the winning school.
“We worked for the last two to three the momentum for us to come together as
months working with the venue and other a conference in the Chicago area and drive
ACC schools that provided a social rep for participation.”
this particular event,” Metz said. “It was Metz said the N.C. State and Virginia
great because we had the opportunity to Tech clubs planned an ACC holiday party
network and meet with other Chicago to benefit a Chicago nonprofit, and the
goal is to increase participation with
Miami, Duke, Maryland, Georgia Tech and
Boston College alumni.
“We’re also beginning to think about an
all-ACC Chicago philanthropy event in the
coming months,” Metz said. ■
— Stephanie Newton
Patch of Carolina Blue in Tennessee
A Carolina blue contingent of team Dec. 2 in Knoxville, Tenn., as it took on the top-ranked
almost five dozen fans showed up to University of Tennessee.
support the UNC women’s basketball The fans got a show from the rematch of last season’s Final
Four teams. Tennessee, the defending national champion, need-
ed two late free throws and a final basket to beat the fourth-ranked Tar Heels 83-79, the team’s first loss of the season.
The evening started with an early dinner at the Bridgeview
Grill near Thompson-Boling Arena.
“Great turnout to the pregame party, and the game was awesome,” said Knoxville Carolina Club leader Daniel Monday
’05. “If they had made a couple more 3-pointers, that would
have been our game easily.” ■