Valdosta Daily Times

April 16, 2013

Crews bowling tournament raises money for scholarships

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — A memorial bowling tournament raised thousands of dollars this past weekend for Valdosta State University students studying law enforcement.

The Lee Anthony Crews Memorial No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Auction. attracted 80 bowlers, comprising 16 teams, Saturday, through a combination of bowling, silent and live auction, 50/50, and cake raffles, said tournament organizer Linda Ray. Together, these activities raised more than $7,000. The tournament has raised approximately $57,000 through the years.

In recent years, the Crews family has dedicated the proceeds to a scholarship fund for VSU criminal justice majors.

The tournament pays tribute to Valdosta Police Officer Lee Crews. In 1984, Crews was killed in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. He was 27 years old.

Tournament Winners:

First Place Team: Glenn Jacobs, Tiffany Rumph, Barbara Myers, Heather Raines, and John Renfro with a total of 3,775.

Second Place Team: Jac’s Lanes, Anthony Gaskins, Hal Riley, John Stevens, Steve Lheureux, and Sarah Lheureux with a total of 3,652.

Third Place Team: S&S Woodworking, Robert Strickland, Clayton Davis, Mac McIrvin, Robert Hegwood, and Wayne Autry, with a total of 3,422.

Two people bowled the Holy Grail of bowling: 300 games. John Renfro shot the first, and John Boone the last.

Winners received gift certificates provided by Smok’n Pig, Cheddar’s, and Zaxby’s. Ken Collins served as auctioneer.