An hour before school let out Friday, more than half of the students from St. Maria Goretti were bowling strikes, spares and gutter balls in the name of charity.
The bowl-a-thon raised about $1,700 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., said Bonnie Pratt, an English teacher who helped organize the event.
It was the second year for the bowling fund-raiser, which is organized by students in the National Honors Society at the private high school in Hagerstown.
"The money goes for a good cause," said Asad Chaudhy, a senior at Goretti.
"You see the videos (from the hospital) and you know you're making a difference in their lives," he said.
"You see that if the researchers had more money maybe they could cure cancer or buy more equipment for research," said Amy Sri, also a senior at the school.