Beyond the usual crash of the pins and the din of voices at Garwood Lanes on December 17th was a community united behind a cause, and fighting to help find a cure for cancer with every pin they knocked out. The Cranford High School Bowling team and DECA Club’s Bowlathon was in full swing. The DECA Club (Distributive Educators Club of America) enhances the co-curricular education of over 100 students enrolled through the fields of marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Advisors Richard Goldstein and Donna Cathcart decided to introduce these aspiring business students to another aspect of entrepreneurship; giving back to the community. Using the admirable owners of Garwood Lanes, Dawn Perry and Doreen Keane as examples the DECA students were able to enjoy an afternoon of bowling and socializing while raising over $700 (and counting) for the cure for the Susan G Komen Cancer Fund. It is because Garwood Lanes was willing to donate all playing time that afternoon for the bowlathon that so much money was raised, no profit or monetary incentive was received in return. When hosting events like this, it is no wonder that Garwood Lanes is celebrating over twenty years in business. They are located on 346 North Ave in Garwood, NJ and host Saturday morning youth leagues that are always enrolling and Senior Leagues as well. Stop by to see their newly furbished lanes. The Bowling team is currently in 2ndplace and looks to advance in the County and State Tournament in the upcoming weeks. Furthermore, the DECA Club will be competing at the regional competition on January 9th, and hopes to see many of its students advance to the State Competition. Thanks to Perry and Keane of Garwood Lanes and all of the Cranford High School students and faculty who participated. The Bowlathon of December 17th was an enormous success and hopefully it will continue in the future with even more participants joining in the battle.