Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Bowling to be featured on FOX & Friends on Saturday
ARLINGTON, Texas – The bowling industry is celebrating National Bowling Day on Saturday, Aug. 12 by offering consumers a free game at participating bowling centers across the country. Consumers can go to to find participating bowling centers and to download a coupon good for a free game on Aug. 12-13.
“With more than 67 million people taking to the lanes each year, bowling is the most popular participatory sport in the United States for people of all ages and skill levels,” said Nancy Schenk, president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA). “On Aug. 12-13, we want to encourage everyone – families, friends, couples – to visit their neighborhood bowling center and enjoy a game on us. Bowling truly is the original social media network where people gather, catch up and have fun together.”
In recognition of National Bowling Day, is setting up lanes on the set of FOX & Friends in New York on Saturday from 6-10 a.m. EST. Schenk, along with Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) stars Kelly Kulick and Diana Zavjalova, will be promoting the free coupon giveaway and bowling with the hosts of the show.
Widespread exposure for bowling will continue on Sunday, Aug. 13, as Go Bowling will once again sponsor Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Ford Fusion, in the Monster Energy Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Stenhouse car will be wrapped in a bowling lane theme design complete with a bowling ball, bowling pins and will feature the Go Bowling logo.
“It’s going to be a big weekend for bowling and the Go Bowling brand,” added John Harbuck, president of Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm of the bowling industry. “Celebrating National Bowling Day Saturday on Fox and having our Go Bowling car in the NASCAR race Sunday on NBCSN gives us back-to-back days of nationally televised coverage building top-of-mind awareness for bowling.
Bowling continues to be a part of the fabric of America with bowling centers serving as one of the top venues for children’s birthday parties. Bowling centers are also popular spots for corporate and team building events, casual recreational bowling for families and friends, or, for those who are more competitive, as hosts of league play. There are even scholarship programs available for youth bowlers.
About BPAA
Founded in 1932, the mission of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is to enhance the profitability of its members.  Headquartered in Arlington, Texas at the International Bowling Campus, the BPAA provides it's over 3,500 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry.  For additional information please visit or call 1-800-343-1329.
About Strike Ten Entertainment
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Strike Ten Entertainment is the centralized sponsor-activation arm of the bowling industry. Strike Ten Entertainment serves all organizations of bowling by coordinating the industry's sales and marketing efforts. Strike Ten Entertainment's mission is to increase national awareness of bowling and to assist the bowling industry in developing new bowlers and increasing the frequency of existing bowlers each year through promotions, publicity and industry-wide marketing initiatives. For additional information, please visit
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