2018 Junior Gold Opening Ceremony
Sunday July 15, 2018

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

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The Junior Gold Opening Ceremony is a special event where we celebrate the athletes participating in the Junior Gold Championships. The event includes several special recognition opportunities for athletes, a gift for those who attend, chances to participate and earn scholarship and prizes, along with several entertaining segments including a main headline event.

Join us at the American Airlines Center for this year's Opening Ceremony. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show begins at 7:00 p.m. promptly. This event is open to all but please register in advance for us so we know who will be attending. Athletes and Spectators must be wearing their credentials (badge and lanyard) to get in the doors. No bags allowed and all attendees will be required to go through metal detectors before entry.   
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The second annual Bowler's Choice Awards (BCA), will take place during the 2018 Junior Gold Opening ceremony.

What is BCA? BCA is five fun awards designed to give youth bowlers the opportunity to express themselves in a different way than just bowling.

How does it work? We have chosen five categories of awards for you to enter yourself or a friend. All you will need to do is submit the needed info for each award before the deadline on 6.29.18. Then a team of experts will hand pick the top four nominees from each category.

Then we'll need your help for the next step. The four nominees will be posted online for you, the fans to vote on. The winners will be announced and awarded during Opening Ceremony on 7.15.18. Award Nominees have the chance to win a special award, Ebonite ball of choice and 100 points in scholarships.

Below you will find details about each category. Make sure to stop by the Opening Ceremony booth to register for the finalists and enter yourself in a drawing for a chance to win scholarships by attending the Opening Ceremony. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook (@USBCYouthBowling), Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (Youth_Bowling) for up to date details about Junior Gold.


Social King Do you have a friend who literally lives on social media? Do you feel like you can’t go more than a few hours without posting your most recent meal? Submit a screen shot of the full day’s social post!
Selfie Queen We all have that friend, the person who has more solo pictures on their Instagram over group photos! Maybe, this is you and you can’t help it you need to take a photo with every new Snapchat filter. If so submit 5 selfie post from your social media.
Epic Swag Do you love to be a trendsetter? Do you know that person who always has the most outrageous bowling gear? Submit 3 photos for someone who loves to stand out and is not afraid to express themselves through their style. 
Celebration What is your go to move when you get a turkey? What about your friends, do they dap or just make up any random move? We want to see your victory video! Submit a video (min five seconds) of your celebration end zone dance!!
Break Out Star Is there a bowler that has had an all-around amazing year? Maybe someone in your league who started from the bottom and now is leading the pack? Nominate a rock star bowler by writing a small sentence about them and submitting their photo.



Social King - Justin Bohn
Selfie Queen - Brooke Bryan
Epic Swag - Jacob Perry
Craziest Celebration - Nick Penny
Breaking Star - Jos Luc Weems

Athlete Talent Showcase

Do you sing? Break dance? Or know magic? Junior Gold is looking for athletes who have special talents and would like the opportunity to perform on stage. If this is you please submit your information through the Athlete Talent Showcase Portal.

Registration is closed to nominate someone for the Athlete Talent Showcase.