ARLINGTON, Texas – A school district in Illinois, a United States Bowling Congress association in Nebraska, and 14 schools were selected by International Bowling Campus Youth Development to receive Bowler’s Ed kits.
Each of the recipients were selected based on submitted applications. The Bowler’s Ed kits provide teachers, and those who organize youth activities, the tools needed to engage children in a true bowling experience.
With the easy-to-use bowling equipment, along with a curriculum designed to introduce students to the lifetime sport of bowling, teachers are able to bring the experience of a bowling center to their classroom or gymnasium.
For teachers, the program conforms with all five National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for physical education. For the students, the kits provide activities to enhance cardiovascular health, coordination and endurance while learning about the sport.
“With the Bowler’s Ed kits, we are able to introduce so many children to bowling, and show them how much fun they can have by knocking down pins,” IBC Youth Committee chair Melissa McDaniel said. “It’s great to see these schools and organizations understand the value of these kits, and took the initiative to apply for the grants. We know the teachers will enjoy the program as much as the students.”
The schools and organizations receiving grants are:
- Ave Maria Catholic School, Parker, Colo.
- Blackhawk Christian School, Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Bowen High School, Chicago
- Frank J. Dugan Elementary, Marlboro, N.J.
- Grand Island Cairo Area USBC, Grand Island, Neb.
- Grove Elementary, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
- Hancock College Prep, Chicago
- Harwood Career Preparatory High School, Evansville, Ind.
- James Stephens Montessori, Ville Platte, La.
- Jefferson Elementary School, Stevens Point, Wis.
- Lincoln Elementary, Franklin, Ky.
- Magnolia West High School, Magnolia, Texas
- Scott City Middle School, Scott City, Kan.
- Shiloh Community Unit School District 1, Hume, Ill.
- Summit Academy North High School, Romulus, Mich.
- Vail Pittman Elementary, Las Vegas
Since 2016, IBC Youth Development has awarded 214 Bowler’s Ed kits to schools and organizations across the country. The Bowler’s Ed program, supported by the bowling industry, provides children the opportunity to acquire skills toward the lifelong sport of bowling that builds strong bones, burns calories, promotes balance and coordination and develops sportsmanship.
IBC Youth Development is supported by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress.
Visit BOWL.com/BowlersEd to learn more about the great benefits of the program.