Bowling News USA - May 17, 2016 Storm Spirit Tour Wraps Up California Swing
The Storm ladies are on the road for the PWBA tour and giving back to the bowling community along the way! Storm and Roto Grip staffers and PWBA members Danielle McEwan, Lindsay Boomershine, Elysia Current, Carolyn Dorin Ballard, Wendy Macpherson, Leanne Hulsenberg, Kelly Kulick, Rocio Restrepo and T’Nia Falbo participated in three days of exhibitions between the two California PWBA stops in May.
Day 1 of the Spirit Tour took place at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl where the ladies hosted a MatchMaker with all of the new Storm products and an instructional clinic for 48 bowlers!
“Dublin Bowl was very happy to be selected to host part of the Storm Spirit Tour,” said Scott Luba, owner of the Bowler’s Experience Too Pro Shop. “It was great to see the women of the PWBA take time out to help our bowlers. Even after the clinic was complete they stayed and worked with bowlers that asked. We hope that they will return as we had our customers ask if this would be back. Congratulations to Storm and the ladies of the Spirit Tour for making this a success.”
Day 2 of the Spirit Tour was at Cloverleaf Family Bowl in Fremont and included a youth clinic with 40 kids and more than 100 spectators who watched the women professionals practice and coach the youth. The clinic ended with an hour long pizza and Q & A session where the youth bowlers could get a better idea of mental game tips, collegiate info, and life on the road for the traveling Storm ladies.
“Cloverleaf Family Bowl couldn’t be happier with the great women professional bowlers that represented Storm and women’s bowling,” Mike Hillman, Proprietor of Cloverleaf Family Bowl, said. “Our bowlers were in awe of their abilities on the lanes as bowlers and as coaches. My customers haven’t stopped asking me when the women will be back.”
Day 3 was Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes which doubled as the site of Storm PWBA Sacramento Open. This tour stop included 32 of the top Sacramento youth bowlers who had qualified through a separate tournament. The youth bowlers were drafted by each lady professional to be on their teams and participate in a fun 8-game baker challenge later that evening. Many of the youth bowlers came back to cheer on their favorite ladies during the Sacramento Open!
“The Storm Spirit Tour was one of the most amazing experiences our youth bowlers have been able to participate in,” Shelby Sanz, Youth Director at Fireside Lanes, said. “Everyone who got to experience the Spirit Tour, youth bowlers and their parents, said they loved it and it exceeded all of their expectations. We believe Storm has chosen the right bowlers to represent their company. The event is still the talk of the center, and everyone is asking if the Storm Spirit Tour will be coming back next year. Thank you Leanne and the wonderful Storm ladies for putting on such an amazing event for our youth!!”
“I’m so proud of our Storm Ladies for doing such an awesome job on the California segment of the Storm Spirit Tour,” said Leanne Hulsenberg, Marketing Coordinator for Storm Bowling and organizer of the Spirit Tour. “Our staffers did an excellent job promoting the sport of bowling, the PWBA Tour and Storm and Roto Grip. They have made a bunch of new fans and we all look forward to more successful Spirit Tours.”
The Storm Spirit Tour will have another event on Thursday, June 9 at The Mark Bowling Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. For more information or to sign up, please contact Tom Kelley Jr by calling 402-397-5555.
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