MOUNT CARMEL - Two Mount Carmel Area Odyssey of the Mind teams that have qualified for the World Finals May 22 to 25 in East Lansing, Mich., are getting some fundraising help this week from local businesses.

A special bowling offer from the Coal Bowl, Coal Township, is set for Wednesday. Bowlers will pay $5 for shoes and game rental with proceeds helping the teams.

On Thursday, 20 percent of proceeds at Brewser's SportsGrille, Coal Township, will go toward the teams.

And on Saturday, a $10 night for adults 21 or older, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kulpmont American Legion will benefit the teams. The $10 includes food and drinks.

Tickets are required for all these events. See teacher Jesse Wagner or a team member.

In addition to Wagner, team advisers are Corey Lombardo and Andrew Yaracz.

The school also welcomes donations. Checks can be made out to Mount Carmel Area School District with Odyssey of the Mind in the subject line. Donors are treated to a special encore performance by the teams prior to leaving for the World competition.

Odyssey of the Mind is a competition that emphasizes creativity, teamwork and problem-solving. The world competition provides an opportunity for students to make friends and learn about students from other cultures through a common goal of creativity.