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CIVIL RIGHTS LANDMARK TO BE TRANSFORMED FROM BOWL TO MUSEUM

On Feb. 8, 1968, three African American men were killed and 27 other individuals were injured when a demonstration over racial segregation turned violent on the South Carolina State University campus in Orangeburg, S.C. Three days earlier, a group of 40 students had entered the nearby All Star Triangle Bowl, the owner of which, Harry […]

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OLD HOUSE BALLS WILL HELP FEED HUNGRY FAMILIES

The new owners of Village Lanes in Leesburg, Va., Scott Carpenter and Charlie Beach, are in the process of renovating the center, and as part of that process, decided to bid adieu to 200 house balls that they’d inherited. But rather than simply throwing them away, they found a way to use them to help […]

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NEW ENTERTAINMENT VENUES FEATURE BOWLING LANES

Several new entertainment centers that include bowling as part of their attraction mix have opened recently or are about to. • Main Event has a new venue in Cypress Creek, Fla., featuring 22 lanes of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, glow and mini-golf, pool tables, virtual reality, more than 100 arcade games and more within […]

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PBA SIGNS GUARANTEED RATE AS FALL TOUR SPONSOR

Just ahead of its return to FOX Sports on Sept. 27, the Professional Bowlers Association announced that Guaranteed Rate, a retail mortgage lender, had signed on as an official sponsor of the 2020 Go Bowling! PBA Tour Fall Swing. The completion of the 2020 PBA Tour season includes the now-completed PBA League competition, the re-scheduled finals of […]

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DORNBERGER DONATES ITEMS FOR MUSEUM AUCTION

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame has teamed up with board member Kevin Dornberger to create a multi-month online charity auction. Each month, a selection of unique bowling-related items from “The Kevin Dornberger Collection” will be released on the IBMHOF auction website for bid. Dornberger spent 18 years in international bowling administration, but […]

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CENTERS IN CALIFORNIA FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

Like so many bowling centers in California, historic Bel Mateo Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area community of San Mateo is fighting for survival because of a prolonged shutdown mandated by Governor Gavin Newsom. To help the owners and its 30 employees ride it out, a GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-bel-mateo-bowl) effort has been initiated. Bel Mateo […]

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October 2020

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STORM ACQUIRES ASSETS OF GLOBAL MANUFACTURING

Storm Products Inc. has acquired the assets of Global Manufacturing, LLC, including all brands, trademarks and propriety technologies. This acquisition includes the 900 Global and 3G brands. “Prior to the worldwide pandemic, the team in Texas were dedicated, hardworking and did an exceptional job managing the brands while building momentum at the start of the […]

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BOWLING MUSEUM IS SET TO REOPEN TODAY

The leading chronicler of our sport’s history, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, is set to reopen today following a prolonged closure due to the coronavirus. Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the facility’s operating hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and museum visitation […]

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