ARLINGTON, Texas - As part of its continuing effort to help enhance the lives of others through the sport of bowling, The Bowling Foundation announced it has awarded six grants in the form of mobile bowling equipment to schools and organizations across the country. The Mobile Bowling Equipment program annually helps schools, parks and recreation departments, youth groups, disabled and disadvantage service groups and other organizations teach students the lifelong sport of bowling though education, instruction, fitness and fun.
Schools receiving the grant in 2013 are:
* Genesee Area Focus Fund, Flint, Mich.
* Farmingdale Public Schools, Farmingdale, N.Y.
* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School, New Orleans, La.
* Sally Potter School, Lake Forest, Ill.
* Westwood Elementary School, De Pere, Wis.
* Tusculum Elementary School, Nashville, Tenn.
The grants are awarded in the form of bowling kits (value $1,200 each) which include six carpeted bowling lanes, rubberized balls and pins and an instructional DVD to assist coaches and teachers in introducing and instructing the game of bowling.
"It is an honor and a privilege to award The Bowling Foundation grants to these schools and organizations," said Nancy Schenk, president of The Bowling Foundation. "We know that in this economy so many schools are having their budgets cut, and these grants help us provide some small financial relief to help maintain and improve the resources they need to continue to enrich the lives of our children."
Schenk said it is always a joy to award these grants to students and schools in need. "Bowling is an American pastime and one of the few sports you can do your entire lifetime. It's our honor to help out those who teach our children to be active and healthy for today and tomorrow."
Public or private educational institutions, grades K-8; or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations serving youth in grades K-8 are eligible to receive the annual grants. An organization is eligible to receive funding once every three years. Individuals are not eligible to apply or receive awards.