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May 2022

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‘HOW WE ROLL’ WILL NOT RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON

It has turned out to be a very short season for “How We Roll,” the CBS sitcom based on pro bowler Tom Smallwood’s life. CBS today announced it would not be renewing the program, which starred Pete Holmes as Tom, a Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and […]

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DEADLINE FOR 25K FREWING SCHOLARSHIP EXTENDED

The deadline to apply for the Daroll and Dolores Frewing Scholarship has been extended to May 15. This annual award, now in its third year, was established by industry veteran Daroll Frewing and his wife Dolores exclusively for children and grandchildren of current BPAA-member bowling center proprietors. The application for this $25,000 scholarship — the […]

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BOWL EXPO OFFERS $90,000 PRIZE POOL TO BENEFIT BVL

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, the BPAA and International Bowl Expo are hosting a rolloff fundraiser to benefit the Bowlers to Veterans Link, with a $90,000 guaranteed prize pool to be divided among the winners. Each $1,000 donation to the BVL purchases one entry into the prize pool, and each entry will grant one opportunity to […]

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THE GUT-WRENCHING STORY OF ONE UKRAINE BOWLING CENTER OPERATOR

By any measurement, the Nikolsky shopping center in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv was a huge success. It opened in May 2021 with a 95% occupancy rate — in the middle of a pandemic — and attracted more than 1 million visitors during its first three weeks of operation. The top level of the […]

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FREWING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE JUST DAYS AWAY

The deadline for high school seniors to submit their applications for the 2022 Daroll and Dolores Frewing College Scholarship is just days away.  Applications must be received by May 1. The $25,000 annual scholarship, presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, was created by Daroll Frewing, co-founder and CEO of US Bowling […]

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MAIN EVENT’S 50 FECs ACQUIRED BY DAVE & BUSTER’S

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Main Event, the Dallas-based family entertainment company and bowling chain, for $835 million from Ardent Leisure Group Limited and RedBird Capital Partners. Upon closing of the deal, Main Event CEO Chris Morris will be named CEO of Dave & Buster’s. Main Event currently has […]

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TEXAS PROPRIETOR TO BE HONORED BY USBC

Jim O’Reilly of Wabasha, Minn.; Becky Jones of Lubbock, Texas, and John Burns of Odessa, Texas, were selected by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors to receive USBC National Recognition Awards. O’Reilly is the Joyce Deitch Unity Award winner, Jones is this year’s recipient of the Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service […]

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WYOMING CENTER HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Green River Bowling Center in Green River, Wyo., recently donated $1,390 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Fund to support the needs of patients at the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center. The bowling center hosted a fundraiser last October during the Cancer Center’s annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise awareness of the importance of […]

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