After two days of competition at two different Buffaloe Lanes Bowling Centers, one boy and one girl each won a $250 scholarship! Also a single day tournament for youth bowlers in the U12 division (under 12 years of age) produced another $250 scholarship winner!
How about that kind of a return on a tournament entry fee? But wait there is more… In both the boys and girls tournaments, Buffaloe Lanes Family Bowling Centers qualified two bowlers each and will pay their entry fee to the National Junior Gold Tournament!
Yes, this might sound like an infomercial for the Buffaloe Lanes Youth Bowling Programs, but it is nothing more than the facts. There are not many, if any, other youth sports that can give kids this kind of an opportunity to learn, compete and have fun all year long. This weekend’s tournament was actually part of the Buffaloe Lanes Jr. Gold Program which opens the door for youth bowlers to improve their game with the help from top level coaches, plus compete for scholarships and spots to the National Junior Gold Tournament every year. BUT…
For those that are just getting started and having fun on Saturday mornings with their friends in the youth league, there is also scholarship money up for grabs.
Buffaloe Lanes North has one of the largest youth bowling programs in the country and Saturday morning was the last day of the season. Time for some fun, food, trophies and scholarships to be awarded in the tune of around $6,500! These scholarships ranged in amounts from $25 – $350 depending on age and awards won during the season ending scholarship tournament (FREE – bowled during the last week of league competition).
With so many opportunities for kids in the sport of bowling, why aren’t more kids bowling? Is bowling just not cool enough? … Maybe it’s because the other major sports are out in front of everyone all the time and since they make the biggest noise and draw the most attention, parents guide their kids to the recreational soccer, football, basketball and baseball leagues instead of letting kids try their skills at bowling. Only as parents find out more about the scholarship opportunities the sport of bowling offers, will more kids get involved in what is a life-long sport.