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Local Bowling League Donates to Charity, Giving Tuesday

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After weekend of scoring good deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a new tradition begins called Giving Tuesday.

Many businesses and organizations around the world spent their day volunteering or donating to charity.

The Panama City Women's Bowling League has a "Giving Tuesday", every week while hitting the lanes.

"Bowlers are some of the most generous people in the world. Our league bowls 30 weeks and generally about 5,000 a year for our charities," said Carol Atchison, Charity Coordinator for the League.

The league is made up of eleven teams with five women on each one. Each team takes their turn at choosing a different charity.

"It's really rewarding to help other people and to raise money for a good cause and its never the same charity," said Tracy Hyde.

This week they raised money for breast cancer awareness, Susan G. Komen Foundation, something which carries a lot of meaning with many of the woman.

"I don't know of any person that is on any of these teams that hasn't known somebody or lost somebody or that presently knows somebody that is going through breast cancer treatments or having died from the disease," said Janet Pitts, Breast Cancer Survivor and Member.

No matter the cause, the women have a good time working together towards the goal.

"The camaraderie is there we've all been bowling for a long time so we know each other really well, but it's really satisfying at the end of the year to do the report and tell everyone how much we raised," said Hyde.

The league has been bowling for about 60 years.