Dozens of bowlers, from across the borough hit the lanes to raise money for young athletes in need over the weekend. NY1's Lindsay Tuchman has the story.

60 bowlers participated in the Dom LaBargo Bowl-a-Thon at Rab's Country Lanes on Sunday.

Some of the bowlers has more experience thatn other in knocking down pins but all said giving back to the community was right up their alley.

"Everyone needs a little help towards what they want to do," said John Eadicicco of the Staten Island Bowling Hall of Fame. "As far as building on their careers, I think it's really important that we contribute and help them out."

The fundraiser was named after of one the borough's most accomplished bowlers who died in 2011 after a battle with cancer.

His family now hosts the event in his honor.

"He was very kind, very gentle and always giving," said Ascenzia Milazzo, LaBargo's cousin. "He was always ready to help someone."

Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarship funds for teens that play on local youth bowling leagues.

The LaBargo family hopes to ease the financial burden that comes along with heading off to college.

"They will be able to use this money to further their education and to better themselves," said Joe LaBargo, the tournament's host.

Organizers expected to distribute about $1500 dollars in scholarship money this year.

The checks will go to several young athletes who know how to look beyond the scoreboard.

"There's something to say about kids that also know how to accept failure and maybe not always win all of the events but show sportsmanship," said Danielle Musante, LaBargo's granddaughter.

Strike or spare, the LaBargo's say their biggest goal is to spread love for a game close to their hearts.