|MEREDA hosted its 3rd Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser at Bayside Bowl in Portland on April 30th. The event supports scholarships for Maine students enrolling in the building trades, architecture, engineering, construction, or business programs at Maine's community colleges. Partnering again this year with the Maine Community College System, MEREDA raised over $10,000, and will fund one $1,450 scholarship at each of the state's seven community colleges and support Maine students as they prepare for careers aligned with MEREDA's mission of responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine.
Over 20 teams competed, with over 100 total of Maine’s leading developers and real estate professionals in attendance. CBRE | The Boulos Company took home the prize as the overall winner of the night. The event featured a photo booth with special guests, Pat Patriot, the official mascot of the World Champion New England Patriots, Slugger of the Portland Sea Dogs and Crusher of the Maine Red Claws along with the Red Claw Cheerleaders. Bowlers and attendees also bid in a silent auction of assorted sports, entertainment, and dining items to support this worthy cause.