BROOKS’S GOAL: 6 TRACK CHAIRS FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

Hall of Fame proprietor Jamie Brooks is working to make sure the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, to be held at his Plano Super Bowl in August, is a true “event.”

In affiliation with the PWBA Tour major, he and his staff will host the “DFW Bowlers Help Strike Out for Vets,” with the goal of raising enough money to purchase six Track Chairs — specially designed chairs that restore great mobility to wounded warriors.

The first chair already has been reserved for a veteran named Mike, or “Mikey” as his friends and family members refer to him. Mikey, who served as a Marine in Vietnam, comes from a family of veterans; his father was in the Navy, and his brother was a medic in Special Forces.

Exposure to Agent Orange while serving the U.S. led to Mikey developing diabetes and congestive heart failure. Last year, he spent nearly six months in the hospital, and had to have a toe amputated.

Today, he’d like nothing more than to spend quality time with his four grandchildren, and a Track Chair would open up his world to camping, hiking, fishing and going to the beach with them. To learn more about Track Chairs and to see them in action, click here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2510719114001/?#sp=show-clips.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for DFW bowlers to be an example and lead the way for other USBC members,” Brooks said.

Plans call for the Track Chair presentation to be made to Mikey live on CBS Sports Network during the championship round telecast of the U.S. Women’s Open on Aug. 6.

Meanwhile, Brooks would be happy to accept donations from proprietors and others in the industry who would like to help additional wounded warriors receive Track Chairs. Donations may be made via the Bowlers to Veterans Link website — www.bowlforveterans.org — and designating “DFW Fundraiser” on your donation form.

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