Six schools awarded Bowler's Ed kits in summer of 2022

ARLINGTON, Texas – With the 2022-2023 school year getting underway across the country, six schools will have the opportunity to make bowling part of their plans moving forward.

The schools have been selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team to receive Bowler’s Ed kits and curriculum information through the Bowler’s Ed Grant Program.

Through the program, schools, youth groups and other organizations are able to teach students and young athletes about bowling in an educational, yet fun, setting.

Each Bowler’s Ed kit provides teachers and staff with all the equipment and tools needed to enjoy the sport in the most convenient way – by bringing a bowling-center-like atmosphere into their classrooms, gyms or recreational spaces.

Each kit includes a carpeted mobile bowling lane, rubber bowling ball, plastic pins, step-by-step curriculum and an instructional video on the fundamentals of bowling, etiquette, safety, scoring and fitness activities.

The schools selected to receive Bowler’s Ed kits were determined based on applications submitted by the June 30, 2022, deadline. The schools receiving the kits are:
  • Kingsley Elementary School, Naperville, Ill.
  • Lakeside Primary, Prairieville, La.
  • Lincoln Elementary, Bedford, Ind.
  • Lincoln Elementary School, New Britain, Conn.
  • Richardson Elementary, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Tri City Elementary, Myrtle Creek, Ore.
Along with the chance to introduce children in grades K-8 to a sport they can play for a lifetime, bowling in any setting is great exercise and a fun way to build endurance and hand-eye coordination.

The curriculum also includes lessons that put a different twist on math, language arts, social studies, problem solving, geography, computer skills and more.

“With the new school year getting underway, we’re excited and proud to be able to help make bowling a part of the experience,” said Chrissie Kent, chair of the IBC Youth Committee. “Our goal is to create ease of use and access to bowling, and our Bowler’s Ed kits provide just that since they are portable and can used inside or outdoors. Bowling is a great physical activity, but it also requires participants to use math and other classroom skills. We’re happy to play a part in developing those skills while keeping it fun.”

IBC Youth Development works with local associations, schools and bowling centers throughout the country to deliver the In-School Bowler’s Ed kits. Each kit is valued at $1,450.

The initiative is supported by the bowling industry and aims to bring bowling centers and associations together with schools in their communities, allowing physical education teachers the opportunity to make bowling one of the sports they teach to their students.

Since 2009, the Bowler’s Ed Grant Program has awarded 317 grants valued at $697,400. More than 3.5 million students from 46 states and provinces across the United States and Canada have been positively impacted by the program. Within the six schools awarded this session, more than 18,000 students will be provided access to the program.

For schools, facilities or organizations interested in applying for a Bowler’s Ed grant, the application portal is open once again. The submission deadline for this round is Dec. 31, 2022. The application can be found at

IBC Youth Development is supported by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress.