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UC Hosts Inaugural Strike Out Cancer event


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be hosting and participating in the Inaugural Strike Out Cancer event on March 8, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at Forest Lanes Bowling Center in Corbin, Ky. The cost is $5 for open bowling and proceeds go toward University of the Cumberlands Relay for Life event that will be on March 28th at UC.

Agnes Brown-Oliphant, chair of UC’s Relay for Life, is running this year’s events including Strike Out Cancer. She said UC Head Bowling Coach, Kevin Reigle, came forward with the idea that became a reality.

The two teamed up with Roman Cassidy, owner of Forest Lanes, to host the event. This event will expand UC Relay for Life into Corbin and the community.

“I am very proud to be a part of the Inaugural Strike Out Cancer,” Brown-Oliphant said. “Anything I can do to help educate, raise awareness and help with fundraising, I am honored to do.”

UC’s Bowling Teams will be helping at the event along with the staff at Forest Lanes. Cassidy said anyone can come out and bowl to have fun and help a great cause.

“We expect people of all ages and backgrounds to come out and support this cause,” Cassidy said. “Most everyone knows someone who has had cancer. I lost two good friends in college from cancer and I’ve always wanted to do something to help raise funds in their memory.”

Anyone of any skill level or no skill at all, is invited to come out and support Strike Out Cancer.

For more information on Strike Out Cancer or UC’s Relay for Life, please call UC’s Relay for Life Chair Agnes Brown-Oliphant at 606-539-4254 or Roman Cassidy at Forest Lanes at 606-528-2303.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information, visit

Article Provided by Amanda Kelly, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant