ARLINGTON, Texas – International Bowling Campus Youth Development has awarded Bowler’s Ed kits, which has curriculum and equipment to teach the sport of bowling, to 24 schools and organizations.
The Bowler’s Ed kits provide educators with the tools needed to engage children in a true bowling experience by providing a bowling-center atmosphere inside a classroom or gymnasium. The easy-to-follow curriculum features activities to enhance cardiovascular health, coordination and endurance as children are introduced to the lifelong sport of bowling.
“Schools and organizations are always seeking ways to teach children through fun activities and this is a great opportunity for IBC Youth Development to bring the sport of bowling to elementary-age children,” said Melissa McDaniel, chair of the IBC Youth Committee. “The Bowler’s Ed kits have everything needed to teach bowling, and hopefully it will spark the desire of the participants to visit a bowling center and take part in a youth league.”
New York State USBC will fund the cost of one Bowler’s Ed kit in its state.
The complete list of schools and organizations receiving grants:
- Bayou Chicot Elementary School, Ville Platte, Louisiana
- Bellingham Public Schools, Bellingham, Washington
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, Detroit
- Boys & Girls Club of Norman, Norman, Oklahoma
- Carolina Voyager Charter School, Charleston, South Carolina
- Champlain Elementary School, Burlington, Vermont
- Elm Road Elementary, Mishawaka, Indiana
- Heatherstone Elementary School, Olathe, Kansas
- Hill City Elementary PTO, Jasper, Georgia
- Holmes Elementary School, New Britain, Connecticut
- Kaneland District #302, Sugar Grove, Illinois
- Kaneland John Stewart School, Elburn, Illinois
- Kaneland McDole Elementary, Montgomery, Illinois
- Madison Center/Jo Brighton Skills Center, Wyandotte, Michigan
- Maple Glen Elm, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
- Newburgh Free Academy – Main campus, Newburgh, New York
- Newton High School, Newton, Iowa
- Nicholson Elementary, Crawfordsville, Indiana
- Oakland-Craig Public Schools, Oakland, Nebraska
- Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, Indiana
- Salk Elementary, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- San Rafael Elementary, San Rafael, New Mexico
- St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island, New York
- Triton Central Elementary, Fairland, Indiana
Bowler’s Ed kits are valued at $2,200 and the schools and organizations were selected based on submitted applications.
Since 2009, the Bowler’s Ed Grant Program, with assistance from the New York State USBC and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America member centers, has subsidized more than $450,000 in costs for more than 200 in-school bowling equipment grants to support schools and organizations in 41 states.
Visit BOWL.com/BowlersEd to learn more about the program.