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Bowling News USA - January 6, 2012 Yes Fund Partners With New York State USBC Association

ARLINGTON, Texas - The New York State United States Bowling Congress Association has announced it will partner with the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund to provide grants to schools in New York.

The grants, which will be in the form of in-school bowling grants and high school assistance grants, will be awarded by the YES Fund to schools in New York. The New York association has donated $37,000 toward the project.

"We are very pleased that bowling officials in New York have decided to reach out and help young bowlers in their state," International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development, Chad Murphy, said. "These funds will help raise awareness of the sport and help high school programs in the state of New York."

The donation will fund two in-school bowling grants and two high school assistance grants each year over the next five years. Selections will be made by the YES Fund as qualified applications are received.

"This is a very exciting time for our state association, and youth bowlers in our state will benefit from this arrangement," New York State USBC Association President Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville said. "This will help fuel the future of youth bowling in the state of New York."

Officials in New York also have created the New York State Youth Education Services Fund and additional monies within that fund will be used to award the state's existing scholarship program.

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