Last year, we published a post about a once-in-a-lifetime prize opportunity for bowling proprietor’s of a $100,000 upgrade to their facility. Choptank Bowling Center of Campbridge, Maryland is the recipient of that award. It was announced in June at the International Bowl Expo (IBE), that the center would receive the monetary prize as well as an operations overhaul.
In addition, the 51 year-old center will receive a complimentary review of center performance from BPAA personnel, which includes an analysis of programs and services at the bowling center, and education on center operations, web services, training, and other BPAA-provided offerings. This is all provided through the “Extreme Bowling Center Makeover”, which was only open to domestic proprietor’s who attended this year’s IBE in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Choptank owners, John and Monica Russell, will have an opportunity to sessions at the Bowling University, access to Bowling University’s online training catalogue, website hosting and unlimited updates for one year, and multi-day operations review performed by an industry expert. All valued at a total of over $10,000.
“We’re so pleased to provide this once-in-a-lifetime prize to Choptank, a great center that is already in the middle of a much needed renovation. During a time of tremendous advancement and innovation within bowling, Choptank and the Cambridge community will reap the benefits of the latest the industry has to offer,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of BPAA.
“While it’s a unique opportunity to invest $100,000 in enhancing a center, there are many individual improvements that proprietors can make to step up their game. By capturing the renovation of Choptank on film, we’ll provide owners everywhere with tips and solutions to help them take their center to the next level.”
This was the co-owners first time traveling to the IBE,
“We’re so excited to have re-opened this center to Cambridge and to provide a fun, wholesome environment for families and all members of the community to enjoy. If it wasn’t for BPAA, we would have never had this opportunity to help our center realize its potential.” said co-owner and wife, Monica Russel.
The progress of Choptank will be updated via BPAA.com and through other social media outlets.