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SU School of Nursing, UMES Bowl to Raise Funds for MAC, Inc.

SU School of Nursing, UMES Bowl to Raise Funds for MAC, Inc.

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s School of Nursing and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Physical Therapy Program recently raised money for a good cause while partaking in friendly competition.

During the fourth annual Nutty Bowling Challenge, 12 teams representing the institutions vied for the top scores during an evening of glow bowling.

Event organizers and members of the faculty team, “Nutty Professors,” included Dr. Mary DiBartolo, SU professor of nursing, and Dr. Dennis Kilma, UMES professor of physical therapy. 

Proceeds from the event went to area agency on aging, MAC, Inc., and its LifeBridges Dementia Daycare Program. 

“The event was a great way to bring student groups together who have spent time collaborating in health care for some healthy competition and a good cause,” said Annabelle Branham, junior SU nursing student, of Centreville, MD. “While these programs can be rigorous and challenging at times, having fun with your peers and professors outside of the classroom makes all the difference because these are connections that last a lifetime.” 

The two programs provide collaborative opportunities for students to work together in clinical and lab settings to foster a cross-discipline learning approach from each other’s specialties — including a focus on the care of aging populations, which makes the event’s cause even more important to the participants.  

“Having had the opportunity to work with the center’s guests makes the event more impactful to know you are raising money for a local organization that provides so much to the same communities we are serving in our various health care roles,” said Branham.

While UMES teams took first and second places during bowling, SU’s Irritable Bowl Syndrome team, complete with T-shirts, won best name. 

“We wanted to come up with something funny, medical related and attention grabbing, and I think we achieved that,” said Branham.  

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