Organizers are preparing for the second annual "Strike Out Breast Cancer" bowling tournament, to be held Oct. 20 in Waverly.

The no-tap singles tournament, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the Valley Bowling Center, will raise money for the Nancy Quattrini Cancer Fund, which assists cancer patients at Guthrie with expenses. Last year's first annual event raised $2,500 for the fund, said event committee chairperson Pat Lougher.

Applications for the tournament are available at the Valley Bowling Center. Bowlers can also register on the day of the event; those planning on bowling should arrive at the North Chemung Street center by 12:15 p.m. to sign up. Both bowlers and non-bowlers are encouraged to attend.

Registration fees will be $10 for students and $12 for adults who register prior to the event date and $15 for all bowlers who register on Oct. 20.

A cake raffle, Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing will follow the tournament, and everyone present will be eligible for prizes, Lougher said.

The committee has also designed shirts to raise money and are selling pink bowling pins at the bowling center. Three out of the five windows designated to display the pins have already filled up, Lougher said.

Nearly everyone on the event committee has been touched by cancer, said Lougher, herself a breast cancer survivor. "We're working every day on this," she said.

The Nancy Quattrini Fund benefits local cancer patients by providing them small stipends in times of need. The money "all goes back to the patients," Lougher said.

The fund is named in memory of Nancy Quattrini, an oncology nurse at Guthrie who expressed a desire to assist patients with their expenses, Lougher said. Her coworkers began the fund after Quattrini passed away from cancer, she said.

For more information or to purchase a "Strike Out Breast Cancer" shirt, call Lougher at (607) 565-9701.

Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: