|Scholarship bowling league going strong
Three years ago, Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park started a scholarship league to support local youth. The league offers bowling, coaching, mentoring, support and, most importantly, scholarship money. Positive things have been happening with the program ever since.
Tre Webber and Tyler Meinhoffer each bowled a perfect 300 game (12 strikes in a row). This feat is rarely accomplished by adults. The scholarship league provides 8 to 14 weeks of bowling and scholarship money at the end of the session. The youth bowlers across the board have improved their averages and found a sport that challenges and supports their interest at the same time.
In June, Webber will receive the prestigious Star of Tomorrow Award from the California State/United States Bowling Congress at its annual convention in June. As the Star of Tomorrow, he will be recognized with a $1,000 scholarship and other perks. Tre was awarded a $1,500 scholarship last year from the Youth Bowling Association (YBA) for his dedication to the sport and helping other youth bowlers.
All of the youth bowlers ages 12 through 19 work together with the volunteer coaches and staff on all fundraising projects to help support the scholarship program.
The scholarship league believes every little bit helps. Anyone interested in finding out about the scholarship league should call Vickie at (707) 829-8021 or Tari at (707) 953-3157.
Don’t be surprised to see a local kid go pro and, better yet, earn scholarship money to pay for a portion of the increasing costs of college.
In addition Double Decker Lanes and Windsor Bowl are holding a Kids Bowl Free Program over the summer. If the kids are interested in having some fun bowling this summer, they can bowl two free games a day with this program. Go online to www.kidsbowlfree.com to register and then contact either Double Decker at (707) 585-0226 or Windsor Bowl at (707) 837-9889 for additional information.