What are we doing?
In January 2017, Bowl4Life announced a promotional partnership with the PBA. We expect the additional support of the Professional Bowlers to assist in getting word out to everyone about the efforts of the Bowl4Life Foundation. Our biggest announcement so far this year is the annual $1,000 Bowl4Life Scholarship. We are excited to announce our first recipient in June of 2017. Please visit our Scholarship page to learn the details.
The Bowl4Life Foundation is proud to have a continued partnership with the YES initiative and USBC to sponsor the USA Bowling Coaching program to support the #growbowling movement.
USA Bowling Coaching is a grassroots instruction plan that teaches volunteers in bowling centers around the nation the basic skills needed to teach the sport of bowling to our youth.
Free seminars are conducted throughout the country so bowling proprietors and association leaders can send their volunteers to learn how to teach the game.
USA Bowling Coaching features some of the most recognized coaches in the United States.
The Youth Education Services (YES) Fund is a united effort by industry leaders in the sport, initiated by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress, dedicated to youth bowling development and marketing.
The Bowl4Life Foundation took part in the first 100% paid back guaranteed prize fund youth tournaments in the greater North Carolina area partnering with local bowling centers to support the #growbowling movement. Youth participants from the ages of 8 to 18 laced up their shoes to compete with the best in the area. A special thanks to George Pappas Liberty Lanes, Royal Z Lanes, and Strikers Family Fun Center for helping to make the tournaments possible.
2013 - 2014
The Bowl4Life Foundation created the Bowling Solutions JR. Travel Team program. Three teams of nine youth participants were complied to compete in a single and baker style tournament series in preparation for collegiate bowling. The tournament series ran over the course of eight months, with weekly team practices and once a month tournament events. Based on a point system earned throughout the series, scholarships were presented of approximately $12,000 to the participants. With this program, 100% of the monies paid in were disbursed back to the tournament participants in order to start the #growbowling movement.