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Athletes lend hand in raising money for school libraries

Professional football players will be in town for a different game during National Football League draft weekend.

Rugey’s Readers Bowling for Books will bring together locals, business sponsors and NFL athletes to bowl for charity and raise money for Clark County elementary school libraries at 2 p.m. April 28 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

Rugey’s Readers was founded by native Las Vegan and New York Giants offensive lineman Grey Ruegamer, who supports childhood literacy by providing additional funding to elementary school libraries.

The goal for Bowling for Books is to raise five $3,000 scholarships for local elementary school libraries.

“It is important to give back to the community I came from,” says Ruegamer.

Lanes are still open for sponsorship. Sponsorship packages are priced from $1,000 to $4,500.

Sponsored teams will be paired with players including Joe Andruzzi of the Cleveland Browns, Marco Rivera of the Dallas Cowboys, Kevin Barry of the Green Bay Packers and others.

Individuals can participate for $100 and will be assigned to an open lane.

The event will include a silent auction featuring a variety of authentic autographed NFL gear. Entry into the silent auction is $20.

For more details, sponsorship and participation information, call Laurie Ruegamer at (920) 737-4906.

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