Staff & Student Bowling League to organize Aug. 13

August 6, 2012

The Purdue University Staff & Student Bowling League is inviting new members to join in the league's 75th year starting with fall semester Aug. 20. A callout and captain's meeting is Aug. 13.

This is a relaxed mixed-gender league open to Purdue employees and their immediate families, Purdue students and spouses, and Purdue retirees. Bowling ability of participants varies, and the fun and social interaction of recreation is stressed.

Bowling takes place at 6:30-9 p.m. each Monday for 30 weeks, with breaks at holidays, and ends in late April. A team can have up to 10 members, and five bowl on any given night at Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl, 2331 Brothers Drive in Lafayette. In other words, part-time bowlers are encouraged to join since some bowlers cannot bowl every week.

At the captain's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the lanes, rosters will be set. New teams or unattached new bowlers should have someone there or at least should contact the league's secretary and treasurer, Robert Cox, before then.

Cox can be reached at 49-49561 or The league has a website at

Cost is $18 for a year's membership and $12 for each night of bowling.

The league began in 1938-39 as a men's employee league. It became a mixed league in 1989-90 and admitted students starting in 1998-99. Last year's champion was Rec Sports & Friends #2.