PBA Jr. to Award More Than $5,000 in SMART Scholarships
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products is excited to announce that the PBA Jr., the Professional Bowlers Association’s youth club for bowlers under age 18, will sponsor a new scholarship at all nine Storm Youth Championship (SYC) events for the 2022 season.
PBA Jr. will award the “Never Give Up Scholarship,” to the bowler in each age division with the highest five game total during the final round of the tournament. This award is designed to teach young athletes to stay strong and never quit. Each bowler will receive a $100 SMART scholarship that will equate to a total of $5,400 in SMART scholarship funds.
“Storm is proud to work closely with the PBA and PBA Jr., initiatives,” Gary Hulsenberg, Vice President of Community Relations said. “Both organizations are focused on the future and growing the sport of bowling so it’s a natural fit. The PBA Jr. Never Give Scholarship is just one more example of how Storm and the PBA are supporting youth bowling and providing additional opportunities to all youth athletes.”
“The PBA is dedicated to growing the sport at all levels and the PBA Jr. Never Give Up Scholarship was created in an effort to encourage kids to never give up,” said Mike Sledz, PBA Director of Membership. “Even if they performed poorly on Saturday, they have an opportunity to come back and win on a Sunday.”
This scholarship will be available at all the 2022 SYC events starting in Las Vegas.
2022 SYC Schedule:
February 18-20, 2022 – SYC Las Vegas – South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, NV – SOLD OUT
March 11-13, 2022 – SYC Delaware – Bowlerama, New Castle, DE – SOLD OUT
(Bowlers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list)
April 8-10, 2022 – SYC North Carolina – Victory Lanes, Mooresville, NC
(Entries Open, February 28 at Noon Mountain Time)
May 27-29, 2022 – SYC Iowa – Big River Bowling, Davenport, IA
June 16-20, 2022 – SYC Ohio – Super Slam – Columbus Square Bowling Palace, Columbus, OH
August 12-14, 2022 – SYC Idaho – Westy’s Garden Lanes, Boise, ID
September 9-11 – SYC Kansas – Northrock Lanes, Wichita, KS
October 7-9 – SYC Coastal Classic – Planet Fun, Shallotte, NC & Little River Lanes, Little River, SC
November 11-13 – SYC Florida – Boardwalk Bowl, Orlando, FL
The demand for the SYC events is high and each event sells out quickly, but we do maintain a waiting list for each event. We’ve found that the only fair way to accept entries is to allow those to register on a first-come, first-serve basis on the Storm Bowling website. Entries for each event will open individually. A tournament guide about each event will be provided on the Storm Bowling website as the tournament date approaches.
Entries for the SYC – North Carolina event will open on Monday, February 28 at Noon Mountain Time. For more information on the Storm Youth Championships, please visit stormbowling.com/syc.
About the Storm Youth Championships (SYC)
The Storm Youth Championships were created in 2017 to celebrate all the great things about youth bowling. The vision for the SYC began as a way to give back to the bowling community, educate youth bowlers, and bring players and families from around the country together in the spirit of competition and camaraderie. Since the inception, we have awarded more than $300,000 in scholarship funds to youth athletes. For more information visit stormbowling.com/syc.
About Storm Products, Inc.
Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers.
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com.