Evansville PBA Regional Announces New Sponsors

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The PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Central/Midwest Regions Bowlers Aid Pro Shops Open is pleased to announce the addition of a number of Tournament Sponsors, including Platinum Level sponsor State Farm Insurance, Pro-Am Sponsor Indiana Downs, and Sweeper Sponsor John Friend and Company.

The PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Central/Midwest Regions Bowlers Aid Pro Shops Open is pleased to announce the addition of a number of Tournament Sponsors, including Platinum Level sponsor State Farm Insurance. The three-year, $1000 annual contribution was made possible by Steve Hahn, Randy Robertson, Jerry Smith, and Larry Taylor, all with offices in Evansville. Additional Sponsors include Adult Pro-Am Sponsor Indiana Downs and Sweeper Tournament Sponsor John Friend and Company.

“Fundraising can sometimes be a chore, but we’ve been so pleased with the responses we’ve received thus far,” said Deborah Galloway, Tournament Committee Member and owner of Bowlers Aid Pro Shops. “The addition of these State Farm agents to our list of Annual Sponsors guarantees the funds needed for tournaments in 2005 and 2006, and a healthy, recurring event has been our primary goal from day one.” Fundraising continues to be a tournament committee priority, with a special focus on Pro-Am Sponsors. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Deborah Galloway or John Wyatt at (812) 473-2695 or Randy Robertson at (812) 479-1881

The PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Central/Midwest Regions Bowlers Aid Pro Shops Open takes place August 6, 7 and 8, 2004 at AMF Arc Lanes in Evansville, Indiana. On August 6th, bowling fans will have an opportunity to Bowl with the Pros in 2 different Pro-Am squads. The 6 p.m. Family Pro-Am will be a fun filled event with door prizes and autographs, where kids, parents, and grandparents of all ages and skill levels can soak up the electric tournament atmosphere. The 8 p.m. Adult Pro-Am sports a bit of a competitive edge, but with the same fun and frenzy of any Pro-Am event. Costs per participant is $35 per Adult/$25 per Youth or Senior, and all participants may add a Storm Flash Force or Storm Depth Charge to their entry for only $100.

Storm Products, Inc. began as a manufacturer of bowling ball cleaning products in 1985, under the name High Score Products. Bill and Barb Chrisman launched their highly successful line of bowling balls in 1991, and officially became Storm in 1994. Today Storm Bowling Balls can be found in the hands of many prominent professional and amateur bowlers alike, and recent products, like the Triple X Factor, are among the best selling bowling balls in the world. Storm’s newest releases, the Flash Force and the Depth Charge, will be available to Pro-Am entrants at the PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Central/Midwest Regions Bowlers Aid Pro Shops Open for only $100 each, a savings of over 30%.

With 7 locations in 4 states, Bowlers Aid Pro Shops, LLC provide bowlers of all ages and skill levels with unsurpassed selection, service and instruction. Owned and Operated by Joe and Deborah Galloway, each location proudly provides bowling products from such manufacturers as Storm, Brunswick, AMF and Turbo 2-N-1, and offers USA Bowling Certified Coaching expertise.

The Professional Bowlers Association Tour features the best bowlers in the world competing in 20 tournaments a season for a total prize fund of over $5 million. The PBA Regional Tour will consist of over 200 events this season, with a prize fund totaling nearly $4 million. The PBA has continued its remarkable growth that includes a record membership base of over 4,100 bowlers, and a 20% increase in tournament entries from the 2002-2003 season to the 2003-2004 campaign. PBA sponsors include Miller Brewing Company, Banquet Foods, Pepsi, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Dexter Footwear, Geico Direct, Odor-Eaters, Days Inn, Cambridge Credit Counseling, Baby Ruth, Storm, Wild Turkey Bourbon and Bayer. For more information on the PBA, log on to http://www.pba.com.

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