Ready to Roll

October 20th 2023

The SC School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) Foundation hosted funders at a ribbon cutting ceremony this week, celebrating the school’s newly renovated bowling alley. The SCSDB bowling alley, a cherished and historic facility on campus, has served as a hub for recreation, socialization and team-building. The two-lane bowling alley was installed in the 1970s and has been enjoyed by generations of SCSDB students, both during school hours and for after-school activities.

“Before the renovation, our Special Olympics bowling team traveled to local bowling alleys for practice,” said Michael Sims, athletic director at SCSDB. “We are thrilled that our students are able to practice at their very own, state-of-the-art, bowling alley, and we hope our team brings home the championship trophy from the state tournament this year.”

The bowling alley’s equipment, which was faithfully maintained and repaired for half a century, recently reached the end of its lifespan. The wear and tear over time had taken its toll, making it necessary to undertake a comprehensive renovation and upgrade.

Martha and Dave Edwards stepped up to the line and made a very generous donation to cover the entire cost of the new equipment, so now students are once again ready to roll.

“The success of this project would not have been possible without the outstanding support of Martha and Dave Edwards,” said Sam Hook, executive director of the SCSDB Foundation. “The Edward’s generosity has not only preserved the bowling alley's rich history but also enhanced its accessibility and functionality for our students.”

For more information about the bowling alley project or to get involved in supporting the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation's mission, please contact Executive Director, Samuel Hook, at


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