April 5, 2018

CONTACT: Terry Bigham
IBC Communications
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ARLINGTON, Texas – The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee has awarded Gift For Life Scholarships to 12 youth bowlers.

Gift For Life Scholarships are awarded annually to United States Bowling Congress Youth members who currently are in high school and who can demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) and provide at least two recommendation letters.

The IBC Youth Committee can award up to 12 Gift For Life Scholarships each year. Each award winner receives a $1,000 scholarship managed through the SMART program.

This year’s Gift For Life Scholarship recipients are:

  • Gabrielle Aleman, Universal City, Texas
  • Skyler Austin, Burlington, Connecticut
  • Marco Avila, Clermont, Florida
  • Brooklyn Boudreau, Longview, Washington
  • Eva Bradley, Enterprise, Alabama
  • Morgan Brooks, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Brandi Chun, Waipahu, Hawaii
  • Chloe Jones, Chicago
  • Connell Kelleher, Chicago
  • Kayla Payne, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jamal Ray, Chicago
  • Sydney Shumaker, Martinsville, Ohio

Each year, two of the awards are reserved for children of fire department, emergency rescue or police personnel. Kelleher’s mother was a police officer in Chicago and Aleman’s father was a firefighter in San Antonio.

Go to to learn more about scholarships available to USBC Youth bowlers.

About International Bowling Campus
The International Bowling Campus (IBC) is the headquarters for the bowling industry and directly serves the more than 69 million bowlers in the United States. The IBC houses the resources of the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body and membership organization for the sport; the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, representing the business interests of bowling centers; IBC Youth Development; Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm for the industry; the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association; the International Bowling Media Association; the Bowling News Network; the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America; and the International Training and Research Center.

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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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