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Raising Funds for Alzheimerâ€™s Dementia Research The National Senior League (NSL) announced today that on July 16th it will host a National Senior Wii Bowling Day to benefit research into Alzheimerâ€™s and dementia as well as related projects. The NSL hopes to set a world record for the most senior Wii bowlers participating on a single day, asking Wii bowlers to roll a single game on July 16th. Each bowler will be ask to contribute $5 to be donated through the NSL to research into devastating diseases, including Alzheimerâ€™s. In addition, the NSL will ask individuals and corporations to donate $1 for each recorded strike. Dennis Berkholtz, started the NSL four years ago with the mission of providing seniorâ€™s with a fun, competitive and social environment and with the ultimate goal of raising money for Alzheimerâ€™s/dementia. Berkholtzâ€™s father suffered from dementia. â€œUsing the NSL to raise funds for Alzheimerâ€™s/dementia is my way of honoring my father for raising a great family and giving me the opportunity to achieve success both in sports and business,â€ said Berkholtz. The NSL has established the NSL-ALZ Foundation to manage the fund raising efforts. The foundation will support Alzheimerâ€™s/dementia research and support programs focused on the importance of early detection. It will also work to develop a program to recognize and honor Alzheimerâ€™s/dementia caretakers with a vacation break from caretaker responsibilities. The NSL-ALZ Foundation is working closely with the Atlanta based NeuroScience Foundation whose mission is to support research to accelerate treatments that significantly improve the lives of people suffering from devastating diseases, including Alzheimerâ€™s Disease and Stroke. â€œWe are honored to be chosen as a recipient of the dayâ€™s fundraising activities, and delighted to see the commitment of the National Senior League to support Alzheimerâ€™s research,â€ said Susie Brown, Executive Director of the NeuroScience Foundation. The National Senior Wii Bowling Day will target the 115,000 communities in the senior industry many of which have Wii bowling programs. Over the past three years of managing Wii bowling championships, the NSL has provided competition for Independent Senior Living Communities, CCRCâ€™s, Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes, Rehab Centers, Senior Centers and Affordable Housing Communities. More than 225 communities and over 2,000 Wii bowlers have played in the NSL (www.nslgames.com). For more information and to support National Senior Wii Bowling Day visit www.nsl-alzheimerâ€™s.org Brochure : NSL-ALZ Press Release.pdf