IBC Youth Development awards Bowler’s Ed kits

ARLINGTON, Texas – Fourteen schools and organizations have been selected to receive a Bowler’s Ed grant, which features mobile bowling equipment and curriculum kit. International Bowling Campus Youth Development awards the grants for the in-school bowling program kits designed to teach children the sport of bowling.

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas, will receive four kits for their district, so a total of 17 kits will be distributed.

By providing schools and organizations with the Bowler’s Ed equipment kits, educators can teach the lifelong sport of bowling to their students in a bowling-center atmosphere inside a school or gymnasium. Besides providing a true bowling experience, the kits feature activities to enhance cardiovascular health, coordination and endurance while showing the children how much fun they can have bowling.

“With the Bowler’s Ed kits, IBC Youth Development gives teachers a ready-made fun and educational program,” IBC Youth Committee chair Melissa McDaniel said. “It’s a great way for us to bring the sport to the next generation and teach children about teamwork, math and so much more.”

The schools and organizations were selected to receive the Bowler’s Ed kit, valued at $2,200, after submitting an application. The list of schools and organizations receiving grants:

  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Carrollton, Texas
  • Champaign Area USBC, Rantoul, Illinois
  • Foothill Elementary, Pittsburg, California
  • Fremont Elementary School BASE, Fremont, Indiana
  • Greenwood Elementary, Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Hamilton BASE Camp, Hamilton, Indiana
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School, Savage, Minnesota
  • Hill City Elementary PTO, Jasper, Georgia
  • Indian Land High School, Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Lawton Middle School PTO, Lawton, Michigan
  • Manitoba Tenpin Federation, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Tar River Elementary School PTSO, Franklinton, North Carolina
  • The Novus Academy, Grapevine, Texas
  • Virgil I. Grissom Elementary, Old Bridge, New Jersey

The Bowler’s Ed grant program was developed to provide opportunities to teach students the sport of bowling with instructional curriculum and equipment available to use in school or other facilities. In 2016, 65 grants were awarded to public/charter schools and organizations in 29 states.

Bowler’s Ed is a curriculum- and equipment-based physical education program designed to introduce students in grades K-8 to the lifetime sport of bowling through an easy-to-follow, fun- and fitness-oriented lesson plan. Children acquire skills that build strong bones, burns calories, promotes balance and coordination and develops sportsmanship.

Go to BOWL.com/BowlersEd to learn how schools and organizations can benefit by partnering with Bowler’s Ed.