Park Centre Lanes bowling alley was packed from wall to wall Wednesday night with Walsh students, faculty and alumni. All gathered to honor Brother Charlie St. James who was a selfless and giving man who positively influenced those he encounted at Walsh University. The Brother Charlie Bowl-a-thon is a fundraiser for a scholarship that goes to a student who possess the same admirable characteristics as Brother Charlie. Ben Daleiden, Coordinator of Residential Student Services at Walsh University, carries on this event which started in 2007 to honor Brother Charlie who passed in 2006. Daleiden said this bowl-a-thon is a great way to get students off campus for a good time and remember Brother Charlie. Craig Eynon, Walsh graduate and Director of Annual Giving & Donor Relations, gathered Walsh graduates to come together to remember someone who made such an impact on their lives. Eynon, "Brother Charlie St. James was a simple man, non-judgmental, compassionate, so full of love for others, genuine, and always with a kind and uplifting word, making the world around him a better place. His significance is not just the man he was, but how his influence permeates to others. Each year we celebrate the primary purpose of his life which was, as he so often stated, "to bring people together," by raising funds for the Brother Charlie St. James Scholarship. He spent years at Walsh as a mentor and friend to so many students. We honor his legacy by sharing with today's students the importance of coming together and accepting people of all backgrounds and faiths."
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