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Corey Brown memorial scholarship bowling tourney Feb. 22-23

The outpouring of love toward the family of the late Corey Brown continues.

Brown, 13, of Marshalltown, died tragically from a fall on Jan. 27, 2019.

The community of Marshalltown rallied on social media and searched for Brown after he was reported missing four days prior.

The most recent display of community support is being organized by resident Tony Fann who is also president of the Marshalltown chapter of the United States Bowling Congress.

“Corey was a bowler, as is his brother Sam,” Fann said.

The one-year anniversary of Brown’s death sparked an idea of holding the Corey Brown Memorial Scholarship Tournament Feb. 22-23 at Wayward Social bowling alley.

Establishing a scholarship in Brown’s name is the “right thing to do,” Fann said.

A 9 Pin “No Tap” Tournament format will be used.

Some rules of the tournament:

• A $100 entry fee must be paid for every team of five.

• One team member must be 18 years of age or younger.

• No average is needed.

• Teams must check in 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Only 14 teams are allowed per session. Should the session fill, a 6 p.m. evening session will open.

“The tournament is open to all bowlers,” Fann said. “There will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle.”

To register, contact Wayward Social at 641-752-4269 or Fann at 641-485-7978 or tntfan@msn.com.

“If anyone does not want to bowl, they can make a donation to the scholarship fund,” Fann said.

The bowling tournament is but one of a several events held to memorialize Brown since his untimely death.

In August, Central Iowa runners and walkers turned out for the inaugural Corey Brown Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk with proceeds going to the Marshalltown High School athletic department for purchase of track and cross-country team uniforms.

Tributes to the 13-year-old were seen all along the 5K route where neighborhoods cheered from their front porches and tied green bows around their trees. Signs sprouted from yards along with balloons hung by mailboxes and chalked messages on the pavement all as a remembrance to Brown.

Also in August, Brown was again memorialized when two benches were dedicated in his honor at Miller Middle School.

Brown was in eighth grade at Miller where he was a popular student and athlete known for his bright smile and generosity.

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Contact Mike Donahey at641-753-6611 or mdonahey@timesrepublican.com.

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